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.
The Hall of Fame announced that four commissions would not nominate induction candidates this year.
“The goal of this suspension is to provide each consecrated person with the recognition he deserves for the election,” officials said in a press release. The reason was the “greatness and unique circumstance surrounding the potential 2020 class,” he said.