Northwest Catholic alum Norman Bailey ’80 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame at a major ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester on August 8. Norman, who remains Northwest Catholic’s all-time leading scorer with 1,699 points, was recognized as a McDonald’s All-American during his junior year and as a National High School Coaches Association All-American during his senior year. His other accolades included All-Conference (four years), All-State (three years), team MVP (four years) and conference MVP (two years). Norman continued his basketball career at the University of Connecticut and was a member of the first class of Northwest Catholic’s Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame.
He will join other honorees representing a variety of categories, ranging from high school players to senior adults who still play the game at age 65 and over. The New England Basketball Hall of Fame dinner has become one of the, largest sports dinners in America. Approximately 1900 people will be present on August 8.
The August 8th ceremony will be preceded on August 7th with activities at the St. Mary’s High School Gymnasium in Worcester, MA. The August 7th program will include the first Annual New England Basketball Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Game between high school scholar-athlete teams representing Boston and Worcester. On August 8th, the festivities will include a series of panel discussions featuring Hall of Famers David Thompson and Dave Cowens, and a special ceremony in celebration of the History of Women’s Basketball in New England. For further information, visit www.nebasketballhalloffame.com.