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GCBLA has achieved tremendous success within a brief period of time, due to the effort and focus of our Executive Committee and supporters.
We are actively soliciting new membership to enhance our brand and move GCBLA to the next level of “REMEMBERING OUR LEGENDS”
Edward "Skip" Young
Jerry Francis, Sr. Player
The Official Announcement was made regarding GCBLA 2019 Inductees on June 16, 2108. The final decision will be made in January 2019, prior to the actual induction event in August 2019. All the following candidates have accepted the nomination.
For further information contact Kenneth Clark, Secretary at (614) 475-6995. Full List of 2019 Inductees - Read more>
Since 2013, the Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association has inducted coaches, players, teams, media, and other individuals, All of the Inductees are celebrated for their outstanding achievements and accomplishments. Click here to learn more about our GCBLA Eligibility Process for inducting members.
To view our Inductees individually, visit our Inductees Page.
Edward “Skip” Young, Co-Founder/President GCBLA
Skip graduated from Linden McKinley HS in 1967, whereas team co-captain, with Jim Cleamons, he lead the Panthers to their first OHSAA State Championship, and named tournament MVP, 1st team All-State, and All-American. Read more....
GCBLA President, Edward "Skip" Young
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The idea of GCBLA was initially discussed during a conversation between Skip Young, current President, and his friend, John “Pineapple” Lewis, who thought it necessary to record the history of basketball legends from Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Ohio. Skip shared this idea with Dr. John Howard Jr., and Dr. Wallace Chandler, who had a similar idea some years prior, and thus they founded GCBLA, to honor Louis and other legendary players, coaches, teams, media personalities, and others who influenced the sport of basketball in Central Ohio. GCBLA wants to be responsible for telling their own story and assisting younger generation athletes in their academic and athletic pursuits.
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Dr. John Howard, Jr., Co-Founder
High School All-state and All-American Athlete in Basketball – State of Ohio
Most Valuable Freshman Basketball Player – University of Cincinnati (1963)
Most Valuable Basketball Player – University of Cincinnati (1968) (1,000 pt, score)
GCBLA 2017 HALL OF FAME
Dr. Wallace Chandler, Co-Founder
Long before his blood, sweat and tears were sacrificed in his quest for academic excellence and before the degrees were stockpiled, Wallace Chandler grew up in “Flytown” a rugged and unforgiving section of Columbus located a little south and east of the Ohio State campus. Read more....
Alonzo Conner Player
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Reggie Lee - former Head Coach of girls basketball at Brookhaven High School will serve as Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association's consultant of Women's Basketball. READ MORE...
Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association