Jim McCaffrey To Be Inducted In Vermont Sports Hall Of Fame
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Former Holy Cross men’s basketball player Jim McCaffrey (Class of 1986) has been selected for induction into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. He is one of 11 individuals who will be honored at the 2015 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella, at the Doubletree by Hilton Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 14.
A native of Rutland, Vt., McCaffrey played two years for the Crusaders after transferring from St. Michael’s College. He totaled 1,178 career points for a spectacular 22.2 career scoring average, which still ranks as the fourth-best mark in school history. McCaffrey was the Most Valuable Player of the 1986 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, in addition to being a two-time All-New England and All-MAAC selection. He topped the 20-point mark in each of his final 13 games at Holy Cross, and had one of the most spectacular games in Hart Center history when he set the arena scoring record with 46 points against Iona in 1985. In that game, he hit 18-of-25 field goals, drained 10-of-13 free throws and handed out 15 assists, to earn Sports Illustrated Player of the Week honors. Following his senior season, McCaffrey was a sixth round pick of the Phoenix Suns in the 1986 NBA Draft.
McCaffrey was previously inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1992, and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. His son, Mike, is currently a sophomore defensive back on the Holy Cross football team.
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