One of the best Razorback basketball players of all time is heading to the hall of fame. The class was becoming known through some Woj bombs and Moncrief’s name came up.
Sidney Moncrief has been elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, sources tell ESPN. A formal announcement will come Saturday in Minneapolis. Moncrief was a five-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA guard with the Milwaukee Bucks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 6, 2019
Moncrief was successful both with the Hogs and with the pros, where he spent nearly his entire career with the Milwaukee Bucks. At Arkansas, Moncrief is one of two Razorbacks to hit 2,000 points in his career, behind only Todd Day. On the Hogs’ 1978 Final Four team, he was part of the famed triplets, and was second on the team with 17.3 points per game. He also led the team in rebounds as they finished the season victorious in the third place game.
From there he moved on to the Milwaukee Bucks where he had arguably the best pro career of any Razorback. He had four straight seasons averaging over 20 points per game and was a 5-time all star selection. He was also known for his defense, winning defensive player of the year two years in a row in the 80’s.
Moncrief has his number retired both by the Hogs and the Bucks, and is certainly an excellent addition to the Hall.