Editor's note: The following Johnson City Press story is the second in a series of eight daily features profiling the 2016 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame class, leading up to the induction ceremony Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Carnegie Hotel. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets may be purchased by calling 423-439-8398. ETSUBucs.com is providing an excerpt from each day's story courtesy of the Johnson City Press.
By JOE AVENTO
Johnson City Press
Zakee Wadood likes the sound of his new title, Hall of Famer. He just never thought it would happen.
Wadood will be inducted into East Tennessee State University’s Hall of Fame on Jan. 23, and the former basketball star says the honor caught him by surprise.
“It was very unexpected,” Wadood said from his Arkansas home. “When I got wind of it, that I was being inducted, it took me about a week for it to settle in. It’s a great honor for them to think that highly of me.”
A close examination of Wadood’s career at ETSU shows he had an all-around game, one that excelled on both ends of the court. He could defend and score, and he’s in the school’s record books for both.