Former Alabama men's basketball player Jerry "Moose" Harper is being honored by the Southeastern Conference by being named to the 2023 SEC Basketball Legends Class.

The Ky., native played for the Crimson Tide from 1952-56, where the team went 68-25 during those years and was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

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According to the ASHOF website, "He still holds several Crimson Tide records. He was the first Tide player to average better than 20 points per game for his career. In four seasons, he made 694 field goals and 433 free throws for 1,861 points and a 20.1 average and became the first Tide player to lead the team in scoring for four years. He averaged 23.2 points per game for all SEC games. In 1956, he averaged 21.5 rebounds per game and in four years had 1,688 rebounds for an average of 18.1 per game. He was twice an All-American."

Harper passed away on Sept. 16, 2001, after a long illness.

To see the entire list of members, click here. 

All players in the class will be recognized throughout the 2023 SEC Basketball Tournament from March 8-12.

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