Larry Wilson

A local legend has been named to the Small College Basketball's 2020 National Hall of Fame Class.

Central Lafourche graduate and former Nicholls standout Larry Wilson was one of the 12 inductees in the 2020 class.

A native of Raceland, Wilson was a legendary local athlete - one of the best of all-time in our area. At Central Lafourche, Wilson was an icon and many locals still tell the stories of his prowess to this day.

At Nicholls, Wilson's dominance continued. He played four years for the Colonels (1975-79) and became Nicholls' all-time leading scorer with 2,569 career points - a record that still stands to this day.

Wilson was a two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year and a four-time All-Conference selection during his collegiate career. He led his conference in scoring all four seasons he was at Nicholls. Wilson earned All-Louisiana honors twice and was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame for his work.

Wilson re-wrote Nicholls' record book, owning a total of 42 Nicholls and Gulf South Conference records.

Wilson was the 18th player in NCAA History below Division I to score 2,500 career points and average 25 points per game.

Among his many offensive accolades, Wilson was a well-rounded player. He finished his career with nearly 1,000 rebounds and he was among the nation's leaders in several statistical categories for several seasons.

On the floor, the Colonels had success, winning the conference twice and advancing to the NCAA Regional Championships in 1976 and 1979.

After college, Wilson had a short career in the NBA.

The National Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 31, at the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph, Mo.

See the 2020 class below:

Players

Eric Brand, Bethel (IN)

Corey Crowder, Kentucky Wesleyan

Kenny Davis, Georgetown College

Andre Foreman, Salisbury

Stan Gouard, Southern Indiana

Andy Panko, Lebanon Valley

Archie Talley, Salem College (WV)

Dallas Thornton, Kentucky Wesleyan

Larry Wilson, Nicholls

Coaches

Roger Kaiser, West Georgia & Life

Mike Lightfoot, Bethel (IN)

Contributor

A.O. Duer

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