By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 12:13 pm in Alumni.
Lamond Murray, one of the greatest scorers in Cal basketball history, and Jocelyn Forest, who pitched the Bears to the 2002 softball College World Series title, leads the latest class of inductees into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Other newcomers are Haley Cope (swimming) Mike Harrison (baseball), Bruce Kennedy (track and field), Anne Walker (golf) and Stu Gordon (service award). Here are details on the Cal website.
Murray, who came to Cal from Kennedy HS in Fremont the year before Jason Kidd arrived, is perhaps the second-best scorer I’ve seen at Cal (behind Shareef Abdur-Rahim). Murray left Cal after three seasons as the Bears’ No. 1 career scorer (1,688) and remains No. 4 on the all-time list.
Teamming with Kidd in 1992-93, Murray helped power the Bears to an upset of two-time defending NCAA champ Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament. He went on to play 11 seasons in the NBA.