Seton Hall great Samuel Dalembert is one of five former student athletes that have been selected for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class.
A stalwart at center during the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons, Samuel Dalembert is the last great player to don Pirate blue.
He recorded 167 blocks in just two seasons, including 107 as a freshman, to set the current Seton Hall career block record. His 107 swats in 1999-00 earned him a 15 percent block percentage which would be good enough for top-five in the country in each of the last six seasons. Dalembert posted career stats of 7.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 2.8 bpg in 21.4 as a Pirate.
His efforts as a freshman spearheaded Seton Hall to their last Sweet 16 during the 1999-00 campaign.
The 6-foot-11 Haitian was also the last Seton Hall Pirate to be drafted in the NBA and has played the most career games in the league of any Pirate by a wide marginÂ outside of Mark Bryant; he was the 26th pick in the 2001 Draft in which the late Eddie Griffin was the 7th overall choice.
Since entering the NBA, Dalembert has spent the first nine of 14 seasons as a Philadelphia 76er before migrating between Sacramento, Houston, Milwaukee, Dallas and most recently the New York Knicks over the last five.
Dalembert has posted career averages of 7.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 1.7 bpg in 24.4 mpg as a professional. He notably started 326 of 328 games for the 76ers between 2006-10, averaging 10.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 1.9 bpg (2006-07) and 10.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg and 2.3 bpg (2007-08) at the peak of his career.