Ray Allen among 13 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 class

Ray Allen among 13 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 class

A return to Massachusetts may be on the horizon for former Celtic Ray Allen.

But it would be to Springfield, not Boston, as Allen will headline the list of 13 finalists eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame later this year.

Allen’s Hall of Fame credentials are obvious, as the former UConn Huskie scored the 24th-most points (24,505), and recorded the most three-pointers in NBA history (2,973 makes) during his 18-year career with the Bucks, Sonics, Celtics, and Heat. And it was during his five-year run with the Celtics that Allen earned three of his 10 All-Star nominations, and captured his first of two NBA titles with a four-round run that included 15.6 points per game and an effective 39.6 percent mark from behind the arc.

Allen was at his best in a near must-win Game 4 in L.A. in those 2008 Finals, too, kickstarting a 24-point comeback with a full 48-minute effort with 19 points and nine rebounds.

In addition to Allen, other noteworthy finalists include Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Chris Webber, Maurice Cheeks, and NBA broadcaster Doris Burke.

The 2018 class will be announced Mar. 31 during the Final Four tournament, while the enshrinement ceremony for the selected players will take place Sept. 7.



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