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‘Whoa, this is real:’ Jay Wright reacts to being elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Jay Wright had reached the pinnacle of college hoops twice, guiding the Villanova Wildcats to national championships in 2016 and 2018.

Now, he’s going even higher.

He’s set to be in basketball pantheon alongside the greats and legends of the sport as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Wright was elected alongside 15 others as part of the Class of 2021, a group that also includes Rick Adelman, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Bill Russell, Ben Wallace, Chris Webber, Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson, Val Ackerman, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Howard Garfinkel, Clarence “Fats” Jenkins, Tuni Kukoc, Bob Dandridge, and Pearl Moore.