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The Late Roundfield Goes Into Michigan Sports Hall

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Dan Roundfield former NBA All-Star. (Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Dan Roundfield former NBA All-Star. (Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

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DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame posthumously inducted three-time NBA All-Star Dan Roundfield on Thursday night.

Roundfield drowned earlier this month while helping his wife in rough water off the Caribbean island of Aruba.

The Detroiter attended Central Michigan and played for the Pistons, Indiana, Atlanta and Washington. He was among those honored at the Gem Theatre in Detroit.

“I got to know Dan Roundfield the man and he was such a giving and great person,” former Pistons player Rick Mahorn said. “On the court, he was a true professional and a really good player.

“His unfortunate passing was a great loss for his family, Detroit, the NBA and Central Michigan.”

The other inductees in the 56th Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class were: Chuck Bernard, Bob Chappuis, Barbara Marchetti-DeSchepper, Charlie Primas, Marcel Pronovost, Fred Arbanas, Ed Budde, Richie Jordan, Milt Pappas, Bob Strampe, George Allen, Tom D’Eath, Earl Lloyd, Ted Simmons, Ralph Simpson and Gorge Acker.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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