The early morning 100-yard dashes, the even earlier pole-vaulting, and the still earlier long jumps. These all paved the way for young Herb Didrickson’s basketball career.
On Monday, the Alaska Sports Hall Of Fame announced their class of 2013 at a press conference and the now legendary basketball star from Sitka heads the list.
“It is such a wonderful and big surprise,” Didrickson, 86, said. “Oh wow, I do not know what to say. But I have been telling my granddaughters about it all day. And people have been calling, it is so wonderful.”