News & Updates

Reggie Miller, Peja Stojaković highlight 2024 FIBA HOF class

The class of inductees for the 2024 FIBA Hall of Fame has been released, with former NBA sharpshooters Reggie Miller and Peja Stojaković leading an impressive cast.

The development was officially announced by FIBA in a press release on Tuesday, April 30.

Joining Miller (USA) and Stojaković (Serbia) are Miao Lijie (China), Danira Nakic-Bilic (Croatia), Kirk Samuel Penney (New Zealand), Romain Sato (Central African Republic), Skaidrite Smildzina-Budovska (Latvia), and coach Daniel Lowell Peterson (USA).

Miller had an outstanding 18-year NBA career with the Pacers in Indiana, where he’s known as the franchise’s biggest icon. He made an NBA Finals appearance in 2000 and a handful of other Eastern Conference Finals appearances. Miller compiled north of 25,000 points in his professional career, was named an All-Star five times, plus won gold medals in both the Olympics (1996) and World Cup (1994).

Stojaković became a star for the Sacramento Kings in the early 2000s, helping them contend against the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty. He also had stops in Indiana, New Orleans, Toronto, and finally, Dallas, where he won an NBA championship with the Mavs in 2011. A popular idol for kids who grew up in the 90s and 2000s, Stojaković won back-to-back NBA 3-point shootout competitions in 2002 and 2003, made All-NBA Second Team in 2004, and was an All-Star thrice. His number 16 jersey is retired by the Kings.

Furthermore, Stojaković won a gold medal in the 2011 FIBA Eurobasket and 2002 FIBA World Cup under the Yugoslavia national team.

Smildzina-Budovska of Latvia was dominant in the women’s division of FIBA, securing five Eurobasket golds and three more in the World Cup.

Each entry from the 2024 class will be honored during the enshrinement ceremony in Singapore in September.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *