Nov. 12, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Former Hawk standout Rashid Bey was inducted into the Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball Hall of Fame this evening, at a reception for former SJU players in Mandeville Hall.
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was Clare Ariano, who has served as the secretary for the men's basketball office for 22 years. She becomes just the seventh non-player to become a member of the Hall of Fame.
Bey, who played from 1994 to 1998, is another in a long line of top-notch Saint Joseph's point guards. He was the first player in SJU history, and now one of two, to earn the Big 5 MVP award in back-to-back seasons (1997 and 1998).
As a junior, Bey helped lead the Hawks to the 1997 Atlantic 10 Championship, earning the tournament's Most Outstanding Player honor along the way. A first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection, Bey placed among the top 10 in seven of the league's statistical categories. The 5-11 guard from Philadelphia averaged 15.0 points and 4.6 assists and earned the conference's Most Improved Player award. That Hawk squad advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 while Bey was named to the NCAA All-West Region team.
During his senior season he led the Hawks in scoring, assists, steals, 3-point field goals made and free throw percentage, averaging 16.9 points and 4.8 assists. Bey was named to the All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team and was the MVP of the Big 5.
Bey tallied 1,316 points and 509 assists and is just one of four Hawks to record over 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career. He ranks fourth on the all-time lists for assists, 10th in 3-point field goals (169) and 24th in scoring.