AURORA, Colo. - Mr. Big Shot will now finally have his name amongst the best high school athletes in Colorado history.
The Colorado High School Athletic Association has announced that Chauncey Billups, along with six others, will be inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame.
Billups was a star at George Washington High School where he led the Patriots to the 6A basketball state title as a sophomore and a junior in 1993 and 1994. Billups is eighth all-time in scoring, totaling 1,952 points during his high school career.
Billups left the high school ranks to play college ball at the University of Colorado. As a sophomore, he led the Buffs to a top-20 ranking and upset the Indiana Hoosiers in the NCAA Tournament in 1997.
After the season, Billups left for the NBA as he was drafted third overall by the Boston Celtics. The 15-year veteran was the 2004 NBA Finals MVP as a member of the Detroit Pistons. Billups is also a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection.
Billups, almost led the Denver Nuggets to the NBA Finals but fell one round short to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 Western Conference Finals.
Below are the CHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Inductees:
Chauncey Billups (George Washington)
Rhonda Blanford-Green (Aurora Central)
Jim Dorsey (Sheridan)
Pam Fagerlund (Flagler)
Duane Lewis (Burlington)
Frank Palmeri (Jefferson County)
Joe Strain (Denver Public Schools)