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Per LSUSports.net: LSU will unveil a statue of Pete Maravich, the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball history, on Monday, July 25, the department announced Wednesday.

Approved unanimously by the LSU Board of Supervisors in 2016, the statue will stand alongside existing likenesses of Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal and Bob Pettit on the north side of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The statue will be revealed at 6 p.m., with a private reception to take place afterward inside the PMAC.

Maravich, born 75 years ago today, scored 3,667 points in three seasons at LSU, averaging 44.2 points per game from 1967 to 1970. Despite restrictions on freshmen to play varsity basketball and the absence of a three-point line or a shot clock during his collegiate career, Maravich’s records still stand today.

Maravich, the 1970 Naismith Award winner and the Sporting News National Player of the Year, was a three-time first-team All-American at LSU, before becoming a five-time NBA All-Star. He is also a member of the NBA’s 50th and 75thAnniversary All-Time Teams alongside O’Neal and Pettit. In 1987, Maravich was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and shortly after his death in 1988, the LSU Assembly Center was re-named the Pete Maravich Assembly Center by the Louisiana Legislature.

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Long overdue
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My old accounting professor at LSU was his classmate.
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So how long do we have to wait for the Burrow statue?
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Is that really the best picture they could find of him for a Twitter mention of his 75th bday?
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I legit lol’d at this ??
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July 25th when no one is around. Wouldn't it make more sense to do it when school is in session?
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We should wait 75 years for Joe's statue too.
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Homework basketball forever!
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Well this should of been done in the 90's but because of silly graduation rules and actual jealousy by administrators , alumni and the media it was delayed. Also it was approved in 2016 so why does it take 6 years to build a statue ? Seimone Augustus was approved this year and next year it will be unveiled. Well I'll gladly get to see Pistol Pete's Statue this fall.
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Too soon?
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If it doesn't have floppy socks, then I'm gonna fix it. RIP Pistol.
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About time. Sheesh
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Can someone please explain why he is the 3rd one and not the first one unveiled. He is literally the greatest basketball player to ever come out of LSU. He he gets the 3rd statue.
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I’ll say it again… The only time a statue should be dedicated is when the honoree has gone to the great beyond. No offense to those who are still with us, but this business about dedicating facilities or statues of living people is psychotic.
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Shaq is the greatest player (basketball or football) to come out of LSU, old-timer
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jptiger2009 I bet you have never seen Pistol play basketball because if you did you would think differently. I love Shaq too but Shaq couldn't make free throws or shoot from no more than 10 feet from the basket. Pistol could do that with his eyes closed.
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I don’t know why it’s taken this long, but glad to see it’s finally happening.
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Because they named the gd arena (or Tomorrowland) after him.
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awesome.
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