Col­lege Hall of Fame to in­duct 8

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Six play­ers and two coaches will be in­ducted into the Na­tional Col­le­giate Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in cer­e­monies Fri­day in Kansas City, Mo.

In­ductees are play­ers Mark Aguirre of DePaul, Bob Boozer of Kansas State, Doug Collins of Illi­nois State, Lionel Simmons of La Salle, Ja­maal Wilkes of UCLA and Dominique Wilkins of Ge­or­gia as well as coaches Hugh Durham and Mike Mont­gomery.

Aguirre was the player of the year in 1980 and a two-time con­sen­sus Al­lAmer­i­can.

Boozer, who died in 2012, was a two-time con­sen­sus All-American and the No. 1 pick in the 1959 NBA draft.

Collins, who av­er­aged 29.1 points in his ca­reer, was a 1973 All-American and the No. 1 NBA pick in 1973. He holds the Illi­nois State record with 2,240 points.

Simmons, nick­named “L Train,” was na­tional player of the year in 1990 and ranks third on the Di­vi­sion I ca­reer scor­ing list with 3,127 points.

Wilkes was a con­sen­sus All-American in 1973 and 1974 and helped the Bru­ins to NCAA ti­tles in 1972 and 1973. He was a first-round draft pick in 1974.

Wilkins was cho­sen South­east­ern Con­fer­ence player of the year in 1981, av­er­ag­ing 23.6 points. He was the third over­all pick in the 1982 NBA draft.

Durham coached Ge­or­gia and Florida State to their only Fi­nal Four berths in pro­gram his­tory. He re­tired from coach­ing in 2005 with 634 vic­to­ries, eighth all time.

Mont­gomery led Stan­ford to the Fi­nal Four in 1998, the first time for the pro­gram since 1942. He also took Cal­i­for­nia to six post­sea­son ap­pear­ances in six years and fin­ished with 677 ca­reer vic­to­ries. Layups: Illi­nois signed fives­tar re­cruit Jeremiah Til­mon for next sea­son. Re­cruit­ing an­a­lysts rank the 6-10, 245-pound Til­mon among the top 25 re­cruits in the coun­try. Til­mon is coach John Groce’s high­es­tranked re­cruit at Illi­nois. ... Auburn and Clem­son will head­line the field for the 2017 Charleston (S.C.) Clas­sic. Along with Auburn and Clem­son, other 2017 par­tic­i­pants are Day­ton, Hof­s­tra, In­di­ana State, Old Do­min­ion, Ohio and Tem­ple.

Light­ning cap­tain Steven Stamkos will un­dergo surgery this week on the lat­eral menis­cus tear in his right knee, ESPN re­ported Thurs­day.

Afirm timetable for Stamkos’ re­turn won’t be es­tab­lished un­til af­ter the surgery, but the re­cov­ery time for the pro­ce­dure gen­er­ally is four to six months.

“If we put our­selves in a po­si­tion to make the play­offs, he’s go­ing go to be back,” Light­ning coach Jon Cooper said of Stamkos. “And that’ll be bet­ter than any trade dead­line ac­qui­si­tion than any­body else is go­ing to get.

“You’ve got to take your head out of the sand, dig your heels in and march on. And un­for­tu­nately, this has hap­pened to us be­fore and the guys have found a way.”

Red Wings F Dar­ren Helm will be out at least six weeks be­cause of a dis­lo­cated shoul­der. Helm, who was in­jured dur­ing Tues­day’s loss to the Light­ning, has seven points in 17 games this sea­son. ... The Wild as­signed rookie C Joel Eriks­son Ek to his Swedish team, Far­jes­tad BK. Eriks­son Ek, 19, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2015, was a healthy scratch in the last two games.

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