December 3, 2007
In 1996, Scottie Pippen, shown here (left) with teammate Michael Jordan, was named one of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History.” Pippen’s is an amazing story in that his college career at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) began with him as the team manager. Before leaving college, the Hamburg (Ashley County) native was named a two-time NAIA All-American. A seventeen-year NBA veteran, he was a seven-time All-Star selection and a member of six World Championship teams. He was also a two-time Olympic gold medalist.