Hall of Famer’s Son Taken in NBA Draft

Just days after future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera was drafted (kinda) to play basketball...another player with a Hall of Fame pedigree was selected to play some hoops.

This time, however, it was a real basketball team picking a real basketball player.  Imagine that.

With the 18th pick in this year's NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected Shane Larkin, the son of Cincinnati Reds legend and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin.  But, before he had a chance to even think about playing in the ATL, the 20-year-old Larkin was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Junior Larkin just finished up his second season running the point for the Miami Hurricanes.  En route to winning both the ACC regular-season championship and ACC tournament championship, the 5'11" guard averaged 14.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.