Former Falcon Honored By Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

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    Former Air Force women's basketball player Melissa (Standley) James has been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2011 Silver Anniversary Team, the organization announced on Monday.

    The 18-member team is based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago, and includes the 13 members of the 1986 Indiana All-Star squad, as well as five other all-state players, comprising the best of Indiana's high school class of 1986.

    James, a 1990 graduate of the Academy, was an Indiana All-Star as a player at South Bend St. Joseph High School, where she recorded 895 career points and 647 career rebounds. An all-state, all-sectional, all-regional and all-city honoree at St. Joseph, James was a four-year starter at the Academy. She remains the Falcons' all-time leading scorer and rebounder, finishing her career with 1,738 points and 853 rebounds. James also holds single-season records for points, scoring average, free throws made and free throws attempted.

    A three-time all-conference selection and all-district honoree at the Academy, James currently works with the Department of Education in Hawaii.

    The Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's Annual Women's Banquet in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

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