Legendary Nikos “Nick” Galis Enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

On Saturday it was announced that the legendary basketball player Nikos “Nick” Galis will be enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

The basketball great is being honored for his accomplishment in being “the all-time leading scorer while playing in his home country of Greece after starring for the Pirates in the late-1970s,” thesetonian.com said. He is also being enshrined for scoring big during the 1978-79 season during his time on the Pirates men’s basketball team at Seton Hall, New Jersey, and is ranked 11th on the Pirates’ all-time scoring list with 1,651 points.

Fate would have it that after being drafted by the Celtics in the NBA, Galis injured himself during training and found himself in Greece. He made a name for himself as a five-time MVP in the Greek League and has went on to become “one of the best players in the Euroleague”. Galis was key to his country’s national team to winning the Euroleague in 1987.