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Video: Forever a Pilot. Jason Kidd '92 Hall of Fame Tribute.
Please join us in congratulating SJND Class of 1992 alumnus Jason Kidd on his induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
During Jason’s career as a Varsity Basketball player at SJND, under the coaching direction of the late Frank LaPorte, he had a game high of 46 points (school record), scored a total of 2661 points and led two state championship teams (‘91 and ‘92). In addition to his impressive stats, Jason received numerous awards, including: All-American two years in a row, Player of the Year for Northern California (3 years) and California Player of the Year (3 years), the Naismith Award as nation’s top high school player his senior year, and Parade and USA Today High School Player of the Year.
Following a successful college ball career at University of California, Berkeley, Jason was drafted second overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft, the beginning of a successful 19-year NBA career. A 10-time NBA All-Star, five-time First Team All-NBA selection, four-time First Team All-Defense selection and a member of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks team, it was announced in March that Jason would receive the honor of being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Thanks for the special memories, Jason. Coach would be proud.