EDMONTON – Four years was all University of Calgary student-athlete Richard Bohne needed to become the greatest scorer in Canada West men’s basketball history.
A member of the Dinos from 1992-1996, Bohne tallied 2,171 career points, setting a record that stood for a dozen years. He was announced Monday as the latest inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame, becoming the 85th member of the Hall's inaugural class.
The Raymond, Alta., native averaged an incredible 27.5 points in 79 Canada West regular season contests. In a span of mere weeks during the 1994-95 season, he had the two highest-scoring games in conference history: 64 points at UBC on Jan. 28, 1995, and 54 points at home against Saskatchewan.
In his first season, 1992-93, he helped the Dinos win the Canada West title for the second time in program history, and advance to the CIAU championship in Halifax, where he was named a tournament all-star. In 1996, he finished his career by being named the CIAU Player of the Year.
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ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life.
To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season.