Crimson Tide Men’s Basketball Great Keith Askins Inducted Into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Saturday Night

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Alabama men’s basketball standout Keith Askins was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022. Askins, along with Alabama head softball coach Patrick Murphyare two of eight inductees for this year’s hall of fame.

Askins Alabama Career (1987-90)

  • Was a four-year letterwinner with the Crimson Tide
  • Helped lead Alabama to three SEC Tournament titles and two Sweet 16 appearances
  • Led the team in three-point field goals made (51) and attempted (140) during the 1989-90 season
  • Still ranks in Alabama’s top-10 all-time for career three-point field goal percentage (7th) and games played (10th)

Askins NBA Career (1990-99)

  • Played all nine seasons of his NBA career with Miami, signing with the Heat in 1990 as an undrafted free agent
  • Competed as a reserve and defensive specialist
  • Won the Heat’s leadership award in the back-to-back season (1994-95, 1995-96) and served as a team captain for four consecutive seasons (1995-99)
  • Retired in 1999 with 1,852 points and 1,428 rebounds
  • Still ranks on Miami’s all-time leaders list in games played (5th), offensive rebounds (13th), three-point field goals made (15th) and attempted (15th), total rebounds (15th), steals (17th), blocked shots (17th), defensive rebounds (19th) and minutes played (19th)
  • After his retirement, he signed on to become an assistant coach and scout with the NBA team
  • While on staff, the Heat has won three NBA Championships (2006, 2012 and 2013)
  • Currently serves as the director of College and Pro Scouting for the Heat

Hall Of Fame Class

  • Askins and Murphy joined Philip Rivers, Justin Tuck, Rusty Greer, Jake Peavy Doyle Alexander and William Andrews as the eight-person 2022 Hall of Fame class
  • The 54th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony was held in the Birmingham Ballroom at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
  • Since recognizing its first class in 1969, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame has recognized 385 inductees including this year’s class

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