ESPN analysts Tracy McGrady and Rebecca Lobo are headed for the Basketball Hall Of Fame. (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame)
ESPN analysts Tracy McGrady and Rebecca Lobo are headed for the Basketball Hall Of Fame. (Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame)

ESPN basketball analysts Rebecca Lobo and Tracy McGrady were named among the sport’s icons selected for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017, it was announced Saturday.

Lobo is a former UConn women’s basketball star who led the Huskies to an undefeated season and national title in 1995. After helping the United States win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games, she became a charter member of the WNBA. After retiring from the WNBA in 2003, Lobo joined ESPN in 2004 serving as a WNBA and women’s college basketball analyst and reporter. She worked on the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four coverage in Dallas this past weekend.

McGrady, a two-time NBA scoring champion and seven-time All-Star, is an analyst for ESPN’s The Jump and NBA Countdown. McGrady played 15 NBA seasons with four teams but had his best years with the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets. At 37, he is the youngest person in the 11-member 2017 enshrinement class.

The induction ceremonies will be held Friday, Sept. 8, in Springfield, Mass., at the Hall of Fame.

Here’s a sampling of social media reaction to the news of the Lobo and McGrady honors:

Rachel Siegal and Anna Negron contributed to this post.

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