Three former Kansas Jayhawks – Raef LaFrentz, Bob Frederick and Dick Harp – will be inducted into the state of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 2 it was announced Wednesday.
LaFrentz was an All-American basketball player at Kansas from 1995-98; Frederick, a longtime administrator and coach, served as KU’s AD from 1987-2001; and Harp was the school’s basketball coach from 1956-64.
The trio of former Jayhawks are part of a nine-person class, which marks the 50th Anniversary Class of the Hall of Fame. The Hall, located in Wichita, Kan., will have 210 individuals enshrined all-time.
Other members of this year’s class include KSU basketball player Kendra Wecker, KSU football player Mark Simoneau, Emporia State track star John Camien, Wichita State baseball pitcher Don Heinkel, Wichita State football coach Willie Jeffries and Pittsburg State football player Ronnie West.
Tickets to the induction ceremony may be purchased online at kshof.org or by calling 316-262-2038.
Raef LaFrentz, a two-time consensus basketball first-team All-American (1997-98) and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year (1997-98), is also the third-leading scorer in Kansas history. He earned first-team all-conference honors three times from 1996-98.
LaFrentz, who played at Kansas from 1995-98, is one of three players in school history to score 2,000 points. His 1,186 career rebounds placed him second all-time for the Jayhawks.
Ranked among the top 10 in Jayhawk history for career field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free throw attempts, field goal percentage and blocked shots, LaFrentz is the Kansas leader for career double-doubles at 56.
He played an integral part in helping KU win 35 games during the 1997-98 season, as he averaged 19.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.