IBCA Hall of Fame

Mel McCants

Name: Melvin McCants

Year Inducted: 2016

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Mt. Carmel High School
Purdue University

NBA:  Lakers

Biography:

Melvin was an inside force who earned all-state player honors at (Chicago) Mt. Carmel High School.  He helped lead the Caravan to the Class AA State Championship.  The game was won in double overtime over (Springfield) Lanphier High School.  The 6-fot 8-inch Melvin went on to play for four years at Purdue University, scoring 1,554 point in a career that spanned from 1986 to 1990.  He later spent time with the Lakers of the NBA.