WINNIPEG – Winnipegger Todd MacCulloch is being inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame.
Basketball Manitoba announced the news Wednesday. MacCulloch, a former NBA player, will be inducted at a gala in Toronto on May 18th.
He lead Shaftesbury High School to back to back provincial championships in 1993 and 1994 before playing college basketball for the University of Washington Huskies.
He was drafted by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers in 1999 and also played for the New Jersey Nets before a medical condition cut his career short in 2003. He played for Canada 93 times, including at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Since then, he’s created the Todd MacCulloch Hoop School Program to teach the game to inner city youth.
“I was humbled and honoured when I heard the incredible news that I was going to be inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame,” said MacCulloch. My ultimate goal as a high school basketball player in Manitoba was merely to make Canada’s National Team and compete in the Olympics. To now be getting inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame is an unbelievable, incredible honour and one that I am immensely proud of.”
MacCulloch is the fourth Manitoban to be inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame after Martin Riley, Fred Ingaldson and Carl Ridd.