Denver native Chauncey Billups to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in June

He led George Washington High to 2 state titles

DENVER - Former Denver Nuggets guard and Denver native Chauncey Billups will be indicted into the National High School Hall of Fame.

Billups, 36, will join Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Thiesmann and 11 other inductees on June 27 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

This will be the 31st Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the National Federation of state High Schools (NFHS).

The former George Washington High School star 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, averaging 23.8 points per game while racking up 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. 

He 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.

Billups is still on the court as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Billups was inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Association's hall of fame in January.

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