Herb McEachin AM
Herb came to Canberra to play in a local basketball carnival in 1978 and was asked to join the Canberra Cannons team to compete in the first year of the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1979.
Herb played for the Canberra Cannons up until 1992, a total of 14 consecutive years with the Canberra Cannons. At the time of his induction he was the only player to have played his entire NBL career with one Club, a sign of great loyalty. Herb was the first player in the NBL to reach 2000 points and was the first player to play 300 games.
At the time of induction, Herb held the title of most games ever played for the Canberra Cannons with At the time of induction, Herb held the title of most games ever played for the Canberra Cannons with 341 games, also most points at 5,899, 6th best in field percentage over his career (53%), second in assists (695), third in blocked shots (189), second in steals (458), fifth in defensive assists, first in offensive rebounds (280), third in defensive rebounds (840) and first in total rebounds (1,509).
Herb was selected in the NBL All Star team in 1980 and 1990 and is recognised as having had one of the most distinguished careers of any NBL player to date.
Born: 29 November 1954