UCLA great and former Los Angeles Lakers star Jamaal Wilkes will be inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as announced on Tuesday.
Wilkes played his entire high school, college and professional basketball careers in California. At UCLA, Wilkes was a two-time All-American and won two NCAA championships in 1972-1973 with Bill Walton under the coaching of legend John Wooden.
After his time at UCLA, the Berkeley-native continued his career and played 12 professional seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. Wilkes was part of four NBA championship teams during his career.
Laker legend Magic Johnson extended his congratulations to his former teammate via Twitter on Monday:
Another great @Lakers is inducted into the HOF-Congratulations to my friend and former teammate Jamaal Wilkes!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 2, 2012
Wilkes will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame along with 11 others on September 7th, 2012.