Rod Hundley

Basketball Player
Born Oct 26, 1934

Rodney Clark "Rod" Hundley is a former professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley's life has revolved around the game of basketball. His love and talent for the game led him to achieve honors in high school and most notably during his college years. At West Virginia University, Hundley played to packed crowds at the Old Field House.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on October 26, 1934.


1954 19 Years Old Hundley played for WVU from 1954 to 1957. … Read More


1955 20 Years Old As a sophomore in 1955, Hundley averaged 23.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds in 30 games, 27 of which he started. … Read More
1956 21 Years Old As a junior in 1956, Hundley set a career-high with 26.6 points per game and 13.1 rebounds per game. … Read More
In his final collegiate season, in 1957, Hundley averaged 23.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. … Read More
1959 24 Years Old His best season came in the 1959-1960 season, when he averaged 12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
1960 25 Years Old The next season, 1960, Hundley was teamed up with Mountaineer legend Jerry West, as he was drafted from WVU in that year's draft. … Read More


1974 39 Years Old In 1974, Hundley became the first radio and television voice of the expansion New Orleans Jazz.


1979 44 Years Old He followed the team to Salt Lake City in 1979, where he became as celebrated as a broadcaster as he was as a player. … Read More
1982 47 Years Old …  In 1982, he received the NCAA Silver Anniversary All-America Team for distinguished service for his life’s accomplishments, and in 1992, he was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.


1994 59 Years Old He received the NBA’s Distinguished Broadcaster award in 1994.


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2006 71 Years Old Hundley appeared in the 2006 movie Church Ball starring Fred Willard and Clint Howard. … Read More
2009 74 Years Old He announced his retirement on April 24, 2009, effective at the end of the season.
2010 75 Years Old In January 2010 WVU retired his number 33, making Hundley and Jerry West the only players in school history to be awarded the honor.
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