Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Jersey retirements set for three Hall of Famers
By Peter Yoon
Don Barksdale, Reggie Miller and Jamaal Wilkes will have their UCLA jerseys retired during Pac-12 games at Pauley Pavilion this season, athletic director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday in his weekly blog.
Wilkes, part of UCLA's famous 88-game win streak and two national championship teams, will have his No. 52 jersey raised to the rafters of Pauley Pavilion Jan. 17 during a game against Oregon State. Wilkes, who also played for the Lakers, will have his Lakers jersey retired in a Dec. 28 ceremony.
Miller, third on the UCLA all-time scoring list, will have his No. 31 jersey retired Jan. 30 when the Bruins play crosstown rival USC, the school where Miller's sister Cheryl played.
Barksdale, who in 1948 was the first African American to earn NCAA All-American honors, will have his No. 11 jersey retired Feb. 7 when the Bruins face Washington.
All three players are set to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, marking the first time three UCLA players are in the same Hall of Fame class and bringing to 12 the number of men and women with UCLA ties in the Basketball Hall of Fame.