Per LSUSports.net: For the third time, a statue of an LSU men’s basketball player was unveiled in the plaza in front of the LSU practice facility and this time, the statue honored the greatest scorer and one of the top showmen in basketball history.

Pistol Pete Maravich, who dazzled crowds at the John M. Parker Ag Center (the infamous “Cow Palace”) from 1968-70, had his likeness unveiled by his wife Jackie and sons Jaeson and Josh in ceremonies outside on the plaza on a beautiful sun-splashed late afternoon in Baton Rouge. The statue shows Pete at his best, with another perfect behind-the-back pass to a teammate for an easy bucket.

The pose was chosen by Maravich’s two sons.

The plaza now features three members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame who starred for LSU in different eras – Bob Pettit (1991-54), Shaquille O’Neal (1989-92) and Maravich. Read more.

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Hope the wokes don’t tear it down.
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Incredible it took soooo long to get his statue up. University red tape was basically the culprit. So well deserving. After Semoine Augustus only Joe Burrow and DD Breaux are truly deserving of a statue .
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Well deserved.
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Love this.
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Saw him as a freshman at the Cow Palace—after his game, the place emptied out before the varsity took the court
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When Pete was a freshman
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I watched every home game, about time he got this, should have been before Shaq
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I hope one day you will get over it lol. Jesus.
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Well if your going to put up statues it doesn't hurt they are all Hall of famers.
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too cool - yes, floppy socks and they chose a no look behind the back pass. Perfect!
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I was a sophomore in 1968 when I first saw him as a freshman playing in the ole Cow Palace....I am still in awe some 54 years later....RIP Pete.
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I transferred to LSU as a Junior in 1969 and I remember seeing a dozen games from high up in the Cow Palace. Yes, still vivid memories.
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Love the floppy socks
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