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George Raveling to Receive Basketball Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

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Rav & Coach Severance (1959)
Rav & Coach Severance (1959)
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Villanova alumn and holder of the notes from a famous speech, George Raveling, will be honored by the Naismith Hall of Fame with the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award was instituted by the Board of Trustees of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973 and is the most prestigious award presented by the Hall of Fame outside of Enshrinement. Named in honor of Hall of Famer John W. Bunn (Class of 1964), the first chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame Committee who served from 1949-1964, the award honors coaches, players and contributors whose outstanding accomplishments have impacted the high school, college, professional or International game.

Raveling graduated from Villanova in 1960 and recorded 28 rebounds in a 1959 game against Wagner. He is 10th on Villanova's All-Time Rebounding list.

After graduation, Rav was an assistant at 'Nova and Maryland before landing Head Coaching positions at Washington St., Iowa, and Southern Cal.

He currently has the role of "Director for International Basketball at Nike.