reggie miller*Reggie Miller made his mark in athletic history over the weekend when it was announced that he is a first-time finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s one of 12 for the class of 2012, according to the Associated Press.

“When you’re in the backyard and you’re trying to play the 3-2-1 game, and you’re trying to be the Iceman (George Gervin) and do the figure roll. … Now to be on the same stage with these guys. It’s just a great honor,” Miller said.

Others on the line up for this year include NCAA coach Rick Pitino, former NBA coach, Bill Fitch, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain.

Also in the running for another time, Maurice Cheeks.

“I also played against these guys and it’s the highest honor And to be selected would be an honor,” Cheeks said. “To get to the NBA was special for me. To have an opportunity to be elected to Hall of Fame would just be an honor.”

Don Nelson, Bernard King, Dick Motta, Hank Nichols, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes and the All American Red Heads were also nominated.

The winners will be announced on April 2 at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.