University of Arizona inducting Iguodala into Ring of Honor

Denver Nuggets swingman recognized after helping Team USA win Olympic gold
by Aaron Lopez

The accolades just keep coming for Andre Iguodala.

In recognition of winning the gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, the Denver Nuggets swingman will be inducted into the University of Arizona Ring of Honor on Sunday.

Iguodala became the first former Arizona men’s basketball player to capture Olympic gold, making him eligible to be the 20th member of the school’s Ring of Honor.

Other members include former NBA champions Jud Buechler, Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr, Jason Terry and Luke Walton.

“That’s some good company,” Iguodala said. “I’m truly honored and blessed to be acknowledged as part of the Ring of Honor.”

Iguodala played two seasons at Arizona, averaging 9.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 64 games. He was drafted ninth overall by Philadelphia in 2004 and spent his first eight seasons with the 76ers before being acquired by the Nuggets on Aug. 10.

In addition to winning the gold medal with Team USA, Iguodala was named to his first NBA All-Star team last season. In college, he was an honorable mention for the Associated Press All-American team in 2003-04.

The Nuggets play a preseason game in Oklahoma City on Sunday, so Iguodala will be unable to attend the induction ceremony at McKale Center in Tucson.