Jim KerwinBasketball Player, 1962-68
Tulane University/Semipro

Inducted: 1986

  • Kerwin set Tulane's all-time career scoring mark with 1,462 points in 1960-63 (since broken).
  • Also set the single season mark with 509 points and a 23.1 average in 1961-62.
  • Established the school's single-game mark (still standing as of 2016) with 45 points against SOutheastern Louisiana in 1961.
  • Also set the school's field-goal mark with 20 in that same game.
  • His career scoring average of 22.3 points is still the best-ever for the Green Wave.
  • Named a Helms All-American in 1962 and 1963 and was All-SEC those same years.
  • Passed up some 75 Division I scholarships to attend Tulane University.
  • Named 1962 SEC Sophomore of the Year and 1964 SEC scoring king, while garnering consensus All-American honors that same year.
  • Played four years of semi-pro ball with the Phillips Sixers in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
  • Five-time Oklahoma Junior College Coach of the year.
  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986.
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