Mitch Richmond, the NBA Rookie of the Year with the Warriors and a member of their famed Run TMC triumvirate from 1989-91, was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

Drafted fifth overall out of Kansas State in 1988, Richmond averaged 22.7 points per game in three seasons with the Warriors before being traded to the Sacramento Kings for Billy Owens.

"I couldn't be more honored, excited and overjoyed to be a part of the Hall of Fame," said Richmond, a six-time All-Star who is 37th on the NBA scoring list at 20,497 points. "Words cannot really express how I truly feel right now."

Richmond, 48, will enter the Hall with former Warriors teammate Sarunas Marciulionis in the induction ceremony Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass. Marciulionis, a former Lithuania star, was elected in February by the international committee.

A third former Warrior will be enshrined with the class of 2014. The late Guy Rodgers was voted in by the veterans committee.

Joining Richmond as being voted in Monday were former Georgetown and NBA star Alonzo Mourning, NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams and the Immaculata College women's team that won three straight national titles in the 1970s.

They joined the previously announced class of 2014 that includes retired NBA commissioner David Stern.


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Stern went in via the contributors committee, and former Indiana Pacers coach Bob "Slick" Leonard was chosen by the ABA committee. The late Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton of the New York Knicks was chosen by the early African-American pioneers committee.

Richmond averaged 21.0 points per game in 14 NBA seasons: three with the Warriors, seven with Sacramento, three with Washington and his final one with the Los Angeles Lakers, when he won his only title.

His best years were on losing teams in Sacramento. He averaged a career-high 25.9 points for a 34-48 team in 1996-97 and was the All-Star game MVP in 1995.

"You can judge me and you can judge my game," Richmond said. "I'm a Hall of Famer."

Richmond, fellow Hall of Famer Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway formed the high-scoring trio known as Run TMC, which was broken up after only two seasons when Richmond was shipped to Sacramento in November 1991.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.