On Thursday, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced that former Southwest Minnesota State men's basketball player Sam Leggett will be inducted into the NSIC Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on July 11 at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud.
Legett arrived at SMSU in 1974 after transferring from the College of Albermarle (N.C.), and led the Mustangs in scoring twice, and was named the Northern Intercollegiate Conference's Player of the Year in the 1975-76 season. In two years, Leggett scored a school record 1,244 points, which stood until 1986.
Leggett still holds SMSU records in scoring average (25.9) and rebounding average (10.4), and he still holds the single-season records for points scored (700), scoring average (25.9) and field goals made (290).
Leading the then-NIC in scoring in 1974-75, and after leading in both scoring and rebounding in 1975-76, Leggett was a two-time All-Conference honoree and a two-time honorable mention NAIA All-America selection.
Joining Leggett in the NSIC's 2012 Hall of Fame class are: Don Niskanen (Bemidji State), Ronald McClure (Minnesota-Duluth), Fred Dahnke (Minnesota State-Moorhead), Eric Kline (Northern State), Bonnie Henrickson (St. Cloud State), Brady Borner (Wayne State) and David Meisner (Winona State).