Raveling was at USC from 1986 to 1994, taking the Trojans to two
Raveling was one of five people who were "direct elects" into this year's Hall of Fame, meaning there was no vote taken. He will be inducted as a "contributor," a catch-all category that also includes former Lakers consultant
Before arriving at USC, Raveling was an assistant at
Raveling's most successful team at USC was the 1991-92 squad that featured Harold Miner and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament before losing a heartbreaker to Georgia Tech, 79-78. The Trojans took a 78-76 lead on Rodney Chatman's six-footer with 3.4 seconds left but freshman James Forrest made a three-pointer, his first of the year, at the buzzer for Georgia Tech.
Raveling seemed stunned at the time, saying, "I don't mean this to demean James Forrest, but he was probably the last guy in the world that you thought would make that shot, but he made it and that's all that counts."
The other direct-elect members announced were Tom Heinsohn, who was already in the Hall of Fame as a Boston Celtics player but was also added Saturday as a coach; Louie Dampier, one of the few players in the ABA for all nine years of its existence; Lindsay Gaze, who has represented Australia in seven Olympics as a player or coach; and John Isaacs, who led the New York Renaissance to the first-ever World Pro Basketball Tournament championship in 1939.