Katrina McClain elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Published: Apr. 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM EDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - Charleston native Katrina McClain has been voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame it was announced at the Final Four in New Orleans on Monday.

McClain was a star at St. Andrews High School in the early 80's leading the team to a 30-0 record and a state championship as a senior. She went on to the next level at Georgia where she was a 2-time All-American and the National Player of the Year in 1987.

Her biggest success came playing in the Olympics where she won 2 Gold Medals for US in 1988 and 1996. She was also a 2-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.

She played professionally for 7 years in Japan, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

"It's always good to feel like you're part of a family," McClain said at the ceremonies. "Knowing from the past, my best friend Teresa Edwards was inducted last year, she talked about how great the Naismith family is and how great the people from the Hall of Fame treat you. This is a wonderful feeling and I feel so honored."

The Hall of Fame inductions will take place in September in Springfield, Massachusetts.