Rod ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley is revered among Mountaineer fans as one of the top 3 greatest basketball players in school history. That fact has made friends and family of Hundley start a special fundraising campaign for a statue of “The Clown Prince” to be placed at the WVU Coliseum.
The group is looking to raise at least $300,000 to complete the project, which will be sculpted by the nationally known artist Jamie Lester, a Morgantown native. The statue will depict ‘Hot Rod’ performing his trademark hook shot, which led him to great heights during his career. Hundley was a star point guard during the 50’s, amassing countless records that are yet to be broken. He went on to have a short, yet fruitful career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is currently a broadcaster for the Utah Jazz.
If you would like to donate, all contributions to the fund are tax deductible and payable to the WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650. In the memo line, donors are asked to write in “Hot Rod Hundley Statue Fund,” and any donations raised over the goal amount will go toward the Rod Hundley basketball scholarship fund that already has been established with the WVU Foundation.
For more information on the fundraising campaign or for updates, Mountaineer Nation is encouraged to visit Facebook at Hot Rod Hundley Statue, Twitter @hotrodhundley33 or call Jeremy Posey at 304-216-6366.
Alright Mountaineer Nation? Let’s do this for Hot Rod!