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Rudy Macklin

Sport: Basketball

Induction Year: 2005

Rudy MacklinThe first All-American of the Dale Brown coaching era at LSU, Rudy Macklin came out of Louisville, Ky., to become a four-year starter for the Tigers. He finished as the No. 1 rebounder in LSU school history (1,276 in 123 games and 10.4 average) and as the No. 2 scorer (2,080 points and 16.9 average). His point total stands behind only Pete Maravich’s 3,667 points. Macklin was a third-team All-SEC pick as a freshman, first team his last three seasons and was the SEC Player of the Year in 1981 when LSU made the NCAA Tournament and Final Four. He was a third-round NBA draft pick by Atlanta in 1981 and played three seasons in the league, two with the Atlanta Hawks and one with the New York Knicks.

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