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‘Hot Rod’ Hundley statue unveiled at WVU Coliseum

Hot Rod Hundley statueMORGANTOWN, W.Va. — They gathered several rows deep outside the Coliseum’s blue gate Saturday, Feb. 20, the youngest Mountaineers fans perched atop their father’s shoulders, all hoping to catch a glimpse of the stylish hook shot that defined a storied career. At 2 p.m., about two hours before tip-off of Saturday’s game, the statue of Rodney Clark “Hot Rod” Hundley was unveiled.

Hundley played for WVU from 1954-’57, led the Mountaineers to their first NCAA tournament and set a school record (one that still stands) with 57 points in a single game.

Hundley went on to become a two-time all-star the for the then-Minneapolis Lakers, and transitioned into a successful broadcasting career following his playing days…

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