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Pat Durham
 Pat Durham

Hall of Fame Class of 2009

Men's Basketball (1986 to 1989)

Pat Durham ranks as the school's all-time leader in points scored at 1,980 and also holds career records for Rebounds (851), Field Goals Made (705), Field Goal Attempts (1,378), Free Throw Attempts (816) and Free Throws made (569). Durham ranks as one of the all-time greatest basketball players in school history and is also responsible for helping Coach Boyd Grant rebuild the Rams to attend the NIT and NCAA Tournaments. Durham's efforts in 1989 helped CSU win the school's first WAC championship in basketball. Pat Durham also is the only basketball player to received the coveted Nye Award twice and after leading the Rams to a third place finish in the 1988 NIT Tournament, he was named to the All-NIT team.

After graduation, Durham went on to the NBA to play two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks. In 1996, Durham went on to play professionally in Europe and retired from basketball after the 2007 season.

Other Accomplishments:

  • Nye Award (1988 & 1989)
  • Three-time All-WAC 1st-team honors
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Collegiate Athlete of the Year (1988)
  • All-WAC Tournament Team (1988 & 1989)