Lou Henson gets Hall of Fame nod

Just so that people do not get confused, the induction is to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, not the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Henson is not a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

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Sure hope that's what it's about. Lou deserved to be in long time ago.
Lindenhurst, IL
A well deserved honor....congrats Coach Henson! Maybe this will get his name out there and the Naismith Hall of Fame follows suit.
Wellington, FL
This was along time coming and couldn't have happened to a better man, coach, and representative of this university.
It's long, long overdue for Lou to be in a Hall of Fame. It's amazing that he still isn't in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Coach Henson!
F I N A L L Y ! ! !

Congratulations to the Coach who put the Illini back on the map and coached one of the greatest Illini teams ever!

Go Lou and Go Illini!
The University needs to name the Court at the State Farm Center after Lou instead of trying to get someone to buy naming rights!
Back In Robinson!
So glad that this finally happened and while Lou is still alive! It shouldn't have taken this long
Personally, one of my highest "wish list" items in sports. LONG overdue. You would think and hope that after scumbag Pearl had been completely exposed, this type of recognition would start coming in. Growing up in C-U in the late 60's and early 70s, the Big Ten seemed like the universe, and what Lou steadily did for the program meant so much.