Bear HOF adding 2 members
by From Staff Reports
Jan 15, 2014 | 572 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A pair of new members will be inducted to the Bradley Central Bears Basketball Hall of Fame Friday evening at Jim Smiddy Arena.

The 2014 inductees are former Bear standouts Alphonso Pugh and Doyle Fowler, who will be honored before the District 5-AAA game against county-rival Walker Valley.

Pugh was one of the stars for head coach Kent Smith’s teams of the early 2000s, scoring 1,425 points as the Bears went 93-14 during his varsity career, including a 30-4 record at Smiddy Arena during that time.

A sophomore on the 1999-2000 state runner-up team that went 37-2, Pugh became a starter the next season and averaged 21.4 points per game while earning All-District 5-AAA Team honors, as well as being selected to the All-District and All-Region tournament squads. The Bears went 23-9 and finished second in the district, but won the region and fell in the substate that season.

Bradley went 33-3 his senior season, including a perfect mark as it won the regular season and district tournaments as well as the region title and returned to the state tournament with Pugh averaging 19.9 ppg.

He went onto score 1,141 points and grab 524 rebounds in four years at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Pugh was named to the All-Southern Conference Freshman Team, as well as the SoCon All-Tournament Team his sophomore season. He was a preseason All-Conference pick in 2005-06. Playing for coach Jeff Lebo for two years and the other two for John Schulman, the Mocs were 79-44 during Pugh’s college career.

Fowler played for Bradley from 1950-53, leading the Bears to the state quarterfinals in his senior season.

Playing for legendary coach Tip Smith, Fowler was selected to the All-District, All-Region and All-Tournament teams in 1953, plus was an All-State honorable mention the same year.