Jim Valvano played point guard for the 1967 Rutgers team.
The announcement of Jim Valvano Court came at a gala honoring the 1967 Rutgers men’s basketball team.
Valvano played point guard for the 1967 Rutgers team that finished third in the 1967 National Invitation Tournament. His coaching career started at Rutgers as the freshman coach and assistant for the varsity after his graduation.
Just eight weeks after delivering his famous “Don't ever give up” speech at the ESPYs, Valvano died of metastatic cancer in 1993.
The 1967 Rutgers basketball team will also be honored at halftime of Saturday's game against Seton Hall.
- Christopher Chavez