VIA Hall of Fame inducts new class

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19) -- The Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) honored notable African-American athletes, coaches and contributors into its Hall of Fame on Friday night.

This year, the Hall selected 12 individuals from Virginia who excelled in either high school, collegiate or professional athletics. Among those inducted was NBA All-Star and Milwaukee Bucks great Bob Dandridge.

Dandridge grew up in Virginia and attended Maggie L. Walker High School and Norfolk State University. He had an accomplished basketball career, averaging 18.5 points per game and was a key player on two NBA World Championship teams in the 1970s, and he credits his Virginia roots to his successes.

"Being honored here is an example of the support that the state of Virginia has given me and this is my foundation, where I learned to play, the things that have distinguished me throughout my basketball career were the fundamentals that I learned here," Dandridge said.

The Hall honors students involved in the VIA, an organization serving young African-American students who attended segregated schools in Virginia.

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