Iowa State’s Hoiberg inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame


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ISU men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg was the keynote speaker at the Veishea Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, April 17, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. He opened 2012’s Veishea with a call to keep the event fun and safe. He talked about past years’ Veishea parades and how much he loved them as a kid from Ames.

Alex Halsted

ISU men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has a long list of athletic achievements ranging from playing in the NCAA Tournament to being selected in the NBA Draft.

On Wednesday, Hoiberg was honored for what he did in high school as he was inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame. Hoiberg joins former Iowa State athletes Dan Gable and Gary Thompson as members of the NFHS Hall of Fame.

In 1991, Hoiberg helped Ames High School win the 4A state championship in men’s basketball and was named Iowa’s “Mr. Basketball,” which is awarded to the best high school player in the state, after averaging 29.8 points per game as a senior.

Hoiberg excelled in more than just basketball during high school, and was recruited to Nebraska to play football. After choosing his hometown Iowa State, Hoiberg would go to three NCAA Tournaments with the Cyclones.

The NFHS Hall of Fame honor joins several others as Hoiberg is already a member of the Ames High School Athletics Hall of Fame, Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame and the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame.