Bryant was in his first year of eligibility. Other notable names on the list with Bryant, five-time NBA champion and fourth all-time top scorer in the history of the league, are former San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, a fifteen-year-old of all the stars he has played primarily for wolves from Minnesota.
Hall of Fame officials released the list of finalists on Friday afternoon. The people who are introduced in August will be revealed in April at the NCAA men’s Final Four in Atlanta.
In December his name was included on the list of 50 men in the preliminary vote for the room. A former player becomes eligible to be consecrated when he is in his fourth retirement season.
Other finalists are Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Rudy Tomjanovich, Barbara Stevens and Eddie Sutton.