Horry honored as SEC Legend

Published 12:05 am Saturday, March 12, 2011

Former NBA basketball star, Crimson Tide player and Andalusia native Robert Horry was honored as a Southeastern Conference Legend Friday at the SEC basketball tourna-ment in Atlanta.

Robert Horry

” All our former players and athletes, we’re proud of them whatever their endeavors are,” AHS head basketball coach Richard Robertson said.

Horry helped lead Alabama to three SEC Tournament Championships and two NCAA Sweet 16 tournament appearances in his four seasons at the university, ‘BamaMag.com reports.

Horry finished his career at Alabama with 1,591 points, and is ninth all-time in rebounding with 929.

He still ranks third in all-time steals with the Crimson Tide, and is Alabama’s all-time leader in blocks with 286.

After playing college basketball, Horry went to play in the NBA for 16 seasons, and became one of the most decorated players in the league.

He helped lead three different franchises to World Championships.

In addition to Horry, the 2011 class of legends includes George Kok, Arkansas; Jimmy Fibbe, Auburn; Craig Brown, Florida; Walter Daniels, Georgia; Kevin Grevey, Kentucky; Howard Carter, LSU; Bob Weltlich, Ole Miss; Darryl Wilson, Mississippi State; BJ McKie, South Carolina; Jimmy England, Tennessee and Jeff Turner, Vanderbilt.

Horry played at Andalusia High School and under Robertson from 1984-1988.