Donoher, 83, learned he would be inducted in February. He joins a class that includes: Ohio State’s John Havlicek, Indiana’s Quinn Buckner, North Carolina’s Charlie Scott, Long Beach State’s Ed Ratleff, Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman and coaches C. Felton “Zip” Gayles, of Langston University, and Lou Henson, of Illinois.
Donoher was 437-275 in his career. He coached from 1964-65 to 1988-89. As for the timing of the honor, Donoher said in February he thought Dayton’s Elite Eight appearance and success last season helped.