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Curtis Aiken to be inducted into 2017 ACC Legends Class

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Eventually (hopefully, anyway), Pitt will have been an ACC member long enough so that the annual ACC Legends Class inductee actually played in the ACC. We're not there yet, however.

This year's ACC Legends Class inductee from Pitt is former player and current broadcaster Curtis Aiken. A lot of younger Pitt fans might not realize that Aiken was one of the program's best players. He scored 1,200 points in his Pitt career and was one of the team's top guards in the 1980s.

Here's his official bio as released by the ACC:

Curtis Aiken, Pitt (1983-87) -€” Aiken finished his career with 1,200 points in 120 career games (82 starts), while helping the Panthers to 75 wins and four postseason appearances. As a senior, the Buffalo, New York, native captained Pitt to a 25-8 record, a co-Big East regular season championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. Pitt's 25 wins matched a school record at the time. He averaged 14.2 points per game in his final season, while going 46-of-117 (.393) from three-point distance in the first year of the three-point shot in college basketball. Aiken's top game came Dec. 29, 1986 when he dropped 37 points in a semifinal win over Arkansas in the Rainbow Classic. He was named MVP of the 1986 Rainbow Classic and the 1985 Sugar Bowl Tournament and was also Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News National Player of the Week during his junior season.

And here is the full list of players in this year's class. The players will be honored at this year's ACC Tournament in March.

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