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Pacific Athletics To Retire Dell Demps' No. 5

University of the Pacific Athletics will honor former collegiate men's basketball great Dell Demps by retiring his No. 5 jersey at halftime of the Jan. 17 Tigers' game against University of San Francisco.

"I am very thankful and honored to have my basketball jersey retired at University of the Pacific," said Demps, who after playing at Pacific went on to play professionally for 10 years and is currently the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Pelicans. "I had an absolute fabulous experience being a student-athlete for the Tigers. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and Tiger fans for all of the support, camaraderie and friendships.