Men: Tom Hawkins (33), Austin Carr (34), Adrian Dantley (44), David Rivers (44), Troy Murphy (3), Luke Harangody (44) and Digger Phelps.
Women: Beth Morgan Cunningham (21), Ruth Riley (00), Niele Ivey (33), Skylar Diggins (4)
Am I missing anyone?
As far as who will be next. I'm not sure. I'm curious whether Phonz will be added? Women: Katrina Gaither has to be under consideration, I would think. Lindsay Allen, eventually.
A list of guys I would also give strong consideration to, not mentioned below:
First four year all American in history of ND athletics.
Gary Brokaw, Kelly Tripuka, Orlando
Some guys from early to mid 60's also deserving but my aged mind fails me right now. Maybe Moose Krause?
With all due respect to the recent vintage of players, the fact that Moose isn't up there is getting ridiculous. He's in the College Basketball Hall of Fame but not in the Ring of Honor?
George Keogan should be right there with him -- same deal, and his teams actually won two national championships.
I'm in favor of Kayo's dead-and-alive methodology. If I were king of the forest, here'd be my lineup:
Krause -- John Shumate
Keogan -- Kelly Tripucka
John Moir -- Collis Jones
Paul Nowak -- Troy Murphy
Kevin O'Shea -- Dick Rosenthal (played close together, DR could speak of KO)
Leo Klier -- Jerian Grant
Jack Stephens -- Pat Garrity
And onward after that.
than anyone in school history.
PS: Where is Jere Macura on your list? #1 in our hearts.
...should be on that list too, and near the top.
The tough argument will be about stats. When he was drafted, he was the only 1st round selection in NBA draft history who had not averaged > 10 ppg.
If you watched closely or played against him, he was the toughest SOB you could possibly compete against. He could guard anyone at any position.
One of his teammates once said (paraphrasing), "Hanz will never score or rebound in double figures, but he'll play for 10 years in the NBA because he defends like nobody else can or is willing to."
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Great, uniquely gifted player.
I'd rank Tripucka ahead of Shumate (as a competitor, he'd hate that).
I'd also rank Jerian ahead of Murph.
I also think, as a practical matter, those with more recent memories (and, perhaps, the power to decide) will rank Pat Garrity ahead of Collis Jones. As terrific a player as Collis Jones was, his performance is in many ways greatly overshadowed by Austin Carr, the lack of TV/video coverage, and the passage of time.
Murph was a two-time Consensus AA and a two-time BE POY. Grant was only a CAA once, and while his 2015 season was outstanding, if it weren't for that season, he wouldn't be on this list.
I'm very much in favor of inducting two every year for a while, one living, one passed away. Have both inductions the same day.
As others have suggested, use media timeouts for introductions and highlights. Drop the curtains at halftime, and let the appropriate people speak - Deceased player's family member with 30 - 60 seconds and plenty of time for the living player to speak.
turn overs, chest pounds, and fouls
The architect/ designer may know nothing about Notre Dame basketball and just put his/her kid's numbers in a shamrock
mocked to go in that spot.
There's no apparent jersey number meaning. No 34, so clearly not hall of famers. And no 44, so not even limiting things to the Brey era.
Dwight Clay is a good historical moment and Inglesby is on the staff now, but I can't come up with a good bind as far as jerseys go.
(a decade out-dated historical numerical roster linked below)
24 - Connaughton
5 - Farrell
15 - Jere Macura, Lindsey Allen
In LaFortune's food court. :)