Feb. 16, 2012
Former Vanderbilt standout Drew Maddux was announced as Vanderbilt's Allstate® Basketball Legend, one of 12 former players from all SEC schools that will be honored at the 2012 SEC Tournament in New Orleans, in an announcement by the SEC on Thursday.
Maddux, who played at Vanderbilt from 1995-98, was a third generation Commodore basketball player who finished his outstanding career ranked among the school's all-time leading scorers. He still ranks seventh among the all-time Vanderbilt scorers with 1,689 points. Drew was a first-team all-SEC guard in 1998, the same year he earned SEC all-academic honors. Maddux also ranks among the school's Top 10 in assists, three-point field goals and field goal percentage. He is now a highly successful high school coach in the Nashville area.
"The Allstate® SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
The 2012 class includes Jack Kubiszyn, Alabama; Nolan Richardson, Arkansas; Chris Morris, Auburn; Mike Miller, Florida; Willie Anderson, Georgia; Adrian "Odie" Smith, Kentucky; Jack Waters, Ole Miss; Chuck Evans, Mississippi State; Henry Martin, South Carolina; Gene Tormohlen, Tennessee; Drew Maddux, Vanderbilt.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament. Highlighting the schedule of events at the Sunkist Soda SEC FanFare will be appearances by selected legends. FanFare will be open Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10.
This marks the 14th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.