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Staley Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

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Former UVa basketball star Dawn Staley is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and Sunday, Staley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.  

The 1992 Virginia graduate is part of a class of thirteen.  

She was enshrined alongside players like Gary Payton and Bernard King, as well as coaches like Rick Pitino and Sylvia Hatchell.  

Staley was a two-time National Player of the Year at Virginia, leading the Cavaliers to the Final Four three times.  

She's won three Olympic goal medals, played in the WNBA, and is currently the head coach at the University of South Carolina.

Staley hasn't forgotten the people in Charlottesville who made it possible.

"Have to thank Dr. Frank McCue, the surgeon, who fixed these knees at least eight times," says Staley.  "May he rest in piece.  My life, and my success, are just proof of life's possibilities, and I don't take any of it for granted."

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