Rutgers will rename its campus basketball court after former co-captain and legendary NCAA basketball coach Jim Valvano.
The university will honor Valvano on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on annual Rutgers Day by renaming College Ave Gym, commonly referred to as "The Barn," after him.
"We are incredibly proud to place Jimmy V's name upon the historic court on which he competed and began his coaching career," Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs said in a press release. "Jim inspired millions with his approach to life and how he dealt with adversity. It's only fitting that the place where he began his college basketball career honor him in this way."
Valvano, who started The V Foundation for Cancer Research after he died in 1993, scored 1,122 points as a Scarlet Knight and was an assistant coach at the school afterward.
Bob Lloyd, Valvano's former teammate and a former Rutgers captain who scored 2,045 points in his college career, will speak at the ceremony.