Elvin Hayes was three-time All-American at the University of Houston (1965-68) and led the Cougars to a record of 81-12 and two Final Four appearances. In 93 varsity games, he averaged 31.0 points and 17.2 rebounds in 1968, his senior year; he was voted College Player of the Year with a 36.8 scoring mark. In 1968 he scored 39 points against Lew Alcindor and UCLA snapping the Bruins' 47 game winning streak. The game was played before a record 52,693 fans at the Astrodome. Hayes later played seven seasons with the Rockets and nine with the Bullets. During his pro career, he played in more games (1,303) and more minutes (50,000) than any player in NBA history. He ranks third all-time in scoring (27,513) and third in rebounds (16,279). He was All-NBA three times (1975, 1977, 1979), appeared in 12 consecutive All-Star games and was named to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Hayes was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.