The MHSAA have announced that two legendary basketball players are part of the inaugural MHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2009.  Basketball players Bob Town, who is current principal of JH Bruns school in Winnipeg, and Todd MacCulloch who is now retired from an NBA career with Philadelphia and New Jersey join 3 other athletes and one team as members of the first class.

Bob Town was an outstanding athlete who graduated Churchill High School in1967, the year of the first Winnipeg Pan Am games. Bob says watching the Pan Am games basketball inspired him to be the “best he could be” as a player.

At Churchill Bob was a versatile athlete who played volleyball, basketball, ran cross country and track. At the provincial track championships Bob placed third in the ½ mile and 2nd in the mile.Bob took his post secondary schooling at the University of Manitoba where he also played and starred on the Bison basketball team. He was the only first year player to make the team in 1967-68. In 1971 he led the Bison to a second place finish at the National Championships and was an All Canadian as well as team captain in 1972.

After university Bob played senior basketball for the St. Andrews Super Saints where he won 2 national championships and was named a tournament all star 4 times. In 1972 Bob made the National Team and over the next five years played in the Pan Am games (Mexico City), World University games (Moscow), and the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

In 2007 Bob Town was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and into the MBHOF in 1996. MacCulloch

Todd is a seven foot Shaftesbury High School alumnus who went on to play in the National Basketball Association and for the Canadian National Team. In 1991-92 Todd led his junior varsity team to be a provincial championship finalist. In each of the next two years Todd led the varsity team to the provincial championship and he was named as the provincial tournament MVP both years. In his grade 11 year Todd scored 50 points in the 61 – 59 championship game win.

After Shaftesbury Todd was recruited to the University of Washington where, in 1999, he was an honorable mention All American. He played at Washington from 1995 – 1999 and led them to an NCAA tournament berth in both 1998 and 1999. He was all conference (Pac 10) in 98 and 99 and was an Academic All Pac 10 for 3 years running. He was only the second player in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage for three consecutive years. Todd was selected to the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame in 2006.

After college Todd played four years in the NBA before a neuromuscular disease forced him to retire prematurely. He played three years in total with the Philadelphia 76ers and one year with the New Jersey Nets. He is now a broadcaster for the 76ers.

MacCulloch played for the Canadian National team 93 times over the years with the highlight being a 7th place finish in the 2000 Sidney Olympics. In the lead up to those games Todd led the Olympic qualifying tournament with 9.3 rebounds per game and in the Pan American Games he led the tournament in rebounds with 13.8 per game, blocks with 3.3 per game and was 5th leading scorer at 16 points per game.

Todd will be inducted into the MBHOF as part of the Class of 2009.  (read story...)


The Induction reception will take place on Tuesday October 6, 2009. Nominations were solicited from the public and other interested individuals. Selections were made by a committee made up of MHSAA members and local media. 


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