New England Basketball Hall of Fame to induct four with UMaine connections

Several people with ties to the University of Maine will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Inductees include the late Rudy Keeling, a Perry Award recipient. The award is named after Holy Cross legend Ronald Perry Sr.; it honors those who have achieved distinction in two or more induction categories. From 1988 to 1996, Keeling coached men’s basketball at UMaine. He was the North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year in 1993-94.

Kissy Walker, who is being inducted for her success coaching the Husson University women’s hoop team, was a starting point guard and team captain for UMaine, graduating in 1986.

Bob Warner, a three-time District I All-American and the all-time leading rebounder (1,304) and No. 2 scorer (1,758) in UMaine men’s history, is being inducted in the college player category.

Ernie Clark, a sportswriter at the Bangor Daily News, is being inducted in the media category. He studied history and journalism at UMaine.