NYC Basketball Hall of Fame inducts player from BK

Geoff Huston will be inducted Wednesday into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. Huston grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Canarsie High

Geoff Huston will be inducted Wednesday into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

Geoff Huston will be inducted Wednesday into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame. (9/15/15)

BROOKLYN - A retired NBA player raised in Brooklyn will soon be getting a special honor.

Geoff Huston will be inducted Wednesday into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.

Huston grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Canarsie High School. He attended Texas Tech University in the 1970s before being drafted by the Knicks.

"I grew up loving this game," Huston says. "For someone offering me money to play, it is a dream come true."

Huston left the NBA after eight seasons and hundreds of games. He then began working at the NYC Parks Department, where he worked for 20 years before retiring this summer.

Huston's wife, Lucy, says that he has kept busy by helping the youth in the Brooklyn community.

"He does clinics for the kids, so the kids get to meet other NBA players that are his friends," she says.

 

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