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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame announced their class of 2015 Tuesday and it includes three players, four builders and two teams.

Former Winnipeg Thunder player Terry Garrow is among the three players to be inducted.  He played for the Manitoba Bisons from 1984-88 before going pro.  Garrow was named a CIAU All-Canadian in 1988.

Joining Garrow is former Brandon Bobcat Earnest Bell. He was twice an all-Canadian and played professionally in Denmark.  Rounding out the list is Erin Soroko-Drazic who played for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen from 1996-2001.

University of Manitoba athletic director Coleen Dufresne will head into the Hall in the Builders category.  Dufresne was head coach of the Bisons Women’s team from 1984-2001 capturing three national championships.  Also elected to the Hall in the Builders category was former Kelvin Clippers coach Hymie Fox, the President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Association Maureen Orchard, and Ralph Watts who founded the Winnipeg Jr. Men’s league in 1968.

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Both teams to be inducted are from Lord Selkirk Regional High School:  the varsity girls provincial championship teams of 1975, 1976 and 1978, and the Royals varsity boys team that captured provincial titles in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981.

The official induction ceremony will take place on October 3.

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