CBC retires rormer NBA player Larry Hughes’ jersey


On December 7th the CBC Irish Cadets retired the #20 Jersey of former NBA standout, Larry Hughes.

Hughes was a four -year varsity starter, and impressive athlete at CBC. He was nicknamed “Larry the Legend” for his remarkable skills.

The firm foundation he received at CBC prepared him to become a star at Saint Louis University.

In one season, Hughes dropped 20.9 points per game. His athletic abilities caught the attention of numerous NBA teams.

The Philadelphia 76er’s went on to draft Hughes in the eighth overall pick in 1998. Hughes has had a successful NBA career on the court and is currently transitioning into becoming a well respected business executive and philanthropist off the court.

Hughes played in 727 NBA games (509 started), averaging 14.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 3.1 apg in 30.8 mpg.

He averaged career-best 22.7 ppg in 99-00 season with the Golden State Warriors. During the 2004-2005 season, Hughes led the NBA in steals per game, averaging 2.9 steals per contest.

Hughes is the president of the Larry Hughes Foundation & Hughes Charities Random Acts of Kindness.

His mother, Vanessa Hughes created the foundation as resource for people in need.

The Larry Hughes Foundation has been the core in raising awareness for organ donations.

For seven years, the foundation has been a catalyst in supporting and assisting family who are impacted by organ issues. Hughes consistently spreads his light and knowledge in the community and has become the representation of what a true humanitarian is.

With all the success he has incurred since his days at CBC it is his spirit that illuminates throughout St. Louis. His dedication to young children, families in need and patients has made him a beacon of hope in the city.

Hughes the business executive is also a co-owner of Greenhouse, the first eco-friendly nightlife destination in New York.

This coming year, Hughes is opening up Rockhouse fitness spa in 2013 for women which will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has an official website – Larry Hughes World.

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