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Syracuse Basketball: Derrick Coleman Named to 2015 ACC Legends Class

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Coleman is one of many legends honored in this year's class.

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Syracuse Orange basketball legend Derrick Coleman has been named one of this year's ACC Legends presented by New York Life.

The former Syracuse power forward played for the Orange between 1986 and 1990. Over the course of those years, Coleman put up an astounding 2,143 points and pulled down 1,537 rebounds. He also led the team to the 1987 NCAA Championship game as a freshman and was named Big East Player of the Year in 1990. He is currently the Orange's all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer.

After his illustrious college career, he was drafted first overall in the 1990 NBA Draft and went on to play 15 years in the league, averaging 16.5 PPG and 9.3 RPG in that time. After his playing days ended, Syracuse had his No. 44 retired in 2006.

Here is the full list of this year's legends class:

Malcolm Huckaby, Guard, Boston College

Horace Grant, Forward, Clemson

Shane Battier, Forward, Duke

Doug Edwards, Forward, Florida State

Bobby Cremins, Head Coach, Georgia Tech

Junior Bridgeman, Gurad/Forward, Louisville

Darius Rice, Forward, Miami

Franklin "Rusty" Clark, Center, North Carolina

Vinny Del Negro, Guard, NC State

Troy Murphy, Forward, Notre Dame

Billy Knight, Guard/Forward, Pitt

Derrick Coleman, Forward, Syracuse

Donald Hand, Guard, Virginia

Charlie Moir, Head Coach, Virginia Tech

Dave Budd, Forward, Wake Forest

Derrick along with the rest of this year's class will be recognized during this year's ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. They will also at the annual ACC Legends Luncheon that will occur at noon on Friday, March 13 in the Guilford Ballroom of the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel.

What's your favorite Big East ACC memory of Derrick Coleman?