Forty players, coaches, administrators and officials with ties to Rhode Island will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Oct. 9 at Mohegan Sun. They are among the 151 members of the Class of 2009.
Here's a list of the local honorees:
Division I Men: Chet Jaworski and Dennis McGovern, URI; Arnie Berman, Brown
Division I Women: Martina Jerant, Brown
Division II Men's Coach: Tom Folliard, Bryant and Stonehill
Division II Women: Karen Marshall Dalrymple, Bryant
Division III Men: Mike Van Leesten, RIC
Division III Women: Jo-Jo D'Alessandro and Cathy Lanni, RIC
NAIA Men: Walt Edwards of Providence, Husson
Junior College Men: Dobie Dennis, Bill Perry, Willie Washington, CCRI; Ron Jackson, Robury CC and PC
Junior College Women: Claudia DeFaria and Jerilyn Johnson, CCRI and RIC
Junior College Women's Coach: Cas Grygorcewicz, Mitchell and CCRI
Ronald S. Perry Category:
Men: John Edes, Colby; Jay Murphy and Tim O'Shea, BC; Russ Tyler, Brown; Ed Reilly, Holy Cross
Women: Gail Davis, RIC; Andrea Mangum Robinson, PC; Kerry Kelley-Pickus, Brown; Naomi Graves, URI; Kate Lynch, Southern Connecticut
Men: John Nelson and Jack Yena, URI; Dr. Wayne Montague, RIC; Chuck Hamblet, Baldwin-Wallace; Dr. Peter Petropolous, PC; Bob Weston, Amherst; Bill Lynch, Brandeis.
Women: Dr. Julie Ann Guglielmetti Landrio, CCRI and UMass; Dr. Kathleen Hill Sharp, Brown
Ralph Catuogno, Tom Cannon, Paul Depace, Charlie Wilkes
In addition, Brian Baptiste of UMass Dartmouth will be inducted in the Division III Men's Coach category.