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Tracy McGrady named to the basketball Hall of Fame

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For the third year in a row, a former Rocket will be inducted in the basketball hall of fame.

Houston Rockets v New Orleans Hornets Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Former Rockets great Tracy McGrady was elected to the basketball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot.

McGrady was a two-time NBA scoring champion, a seven-time all-star, and was named to the all-NBA team over 15 seasons in the NBA. He played with six teams, averaging 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game during his career.

He played the majority of his career with the Rockets, six seasons in total. He averaged 22.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. He made the playoffs three seasons with the Rockets (2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08).

McGrady will be inducted with Kansas coach Bill Self, UConn's Rebecca Lobo, Notre Dame women's coach Muffet McGraw, Fort Worth Dunbar coach Robert Hughes, Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson, former NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt, Zack Clayton, European star Nikos Galis, former Bulls executive Jerry Krause and former ABA, NBA star George McGinnis.

Former Rockets player/coach Rudy Tomjanovich was a finalist but not selected. He led the Rockets to the 1994 and 1995 NBA Titles, and played 12 seasons with the Rockets.