Nelson and Westhead Selected as Inductees for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 has been announced, and former Saint Joseph’s standouts Jameer Nelson and Paul Westhead have been selected. The announcement was made by organization officials on Tuesday. Alongside Nelson and Westhead, other inductees include George Benton, Rod Brind’Amour, Angelo Cataldi, Joan (Moore) Gnat, Brendan Hansen, Ryan Howard, Lurline Jones, Cheryl Reeve, Eddie Stanky, Andy Talley, A. W. Tillinghast, Chase Utley, and Alice Putnam Willetts.

The induction ceremony for the 2024 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2024 at the Live! Casino & Hotel Event Center in South Philadelphia. This event is open to the public and promises to be a special occasion to celebrate the achievements and legacy of these talented sports figures.

Jameer Nelson and Paul Westhead are two standout athletes who have made significant contributions to the world of sports. Nelson was a star player for Saint Joseph’s University from 1998-2001 and went on to play in the NBA for several years before becoming an assistant coach for various teams. Westhead was an assistant coach for Saint Joseph’s from 1997-1998 before becoming head coach at Temple University from 1998-2013. Both men have earned their place in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame as legends who have inspired countless young athletes in the city.

The ceremony promises to be a celebration of not only these two individuals but also all those who have made significant contributions to the sports community in Philadelphia. From legendary coaches like Andy Talley to beloved broadcasters like Angelo Cataldi and Joan (Moore) Gnat, this event is sure to be a must-see for any sports fan in town.

If you want to attend this special occasion and witness history being made, you can visit www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org for more information about registration and ticket availability.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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