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Three outstanding athletes, four builders and two groundbreaking dynastic teams are set to be inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, the hall announced the slate that will be inducted into the hall at a formal ceremony on Oct. 3. The slate includes Brandon University Bobcats standout Earnest Bell, who played an all-star career out of Brandon between 1999 and 2001; University of Manitoba Bisons national bronze medalist Terry Garrow, who played from 1984 to 1988; and University of Winnipeg Wesmen player Eric Soroko-Drazic, a three-time CIS all-Canadian during her time with Winnipeg from 1996 to 2001.
The hall will also induct four builders, including Bisons athletic director and Basketball Manitoba provincial team coach Coleen Dufresne; longtime Kelvin High coach Hymie Fox; International Wheelchair Basketball Association president Maureen Orchard; and Ralph Watts, who founded the Winnipeg Junior Men’s League in 1968, served to build the organization that became Basketball Manitoba and launch the hall of fame. He died in 1987, and will be inducted posthumously.
Finally, the hall will recognize the Lord Selkirk Royals varsity girls’ team that captured three provincial B championships between 1975 and 1978, as well as the Lord Selkirk varsity boys’ teams that earned four provincial B championships between 1977 and 1981.