Athletic Hall of Fame

Kennedy McIntosh

Kennedy McIntosh

Sport(s): Basketball

Induction Class: 1996

McIntosh helped rule the front court for EMU from 1967-71. In his four years he set standards in scoring and rebounding that have stood the test of time for 38 years. McIntosh holds the EMU career marks for points scored (2,219) and rebounds (1,426) and is the only EMU player to grab more than 1,000 rebounds. He is one of only two players, former standout Earl Boykins is the other one, to reach the 2,000-point plateau. During his four years on the team, McIntosh led the team to four consecutive post-season national tournaments from 1968-71, with the best finish a national runner-up spot to Kentucky State in the 1971 NAIA Championship Game. McIntosh returned to EMU, Jan. 14, 2006, for a special ceremony at halftime of the EMU-Kent State University men's basketball game when the University retired his No. 54 jersey. McIntosh was the third EMU player to have his jersey raised to the rafters. Former standout George "Iceman" Gervin (1971-72) had his No. 24 jersey retired Jan. 26, 1986 and Grant Long (1985-88) had his No. 43 jersey retired Dec. 2, 2003. After his collegiate career, McIntosh was selected in the first round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and played for two seasons before joining the Seattle SuperSonics. He retired from the NBA in 1975 due to injuries.

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