Allen Iverson among 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Former Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson has been named one of the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists.

The announcement was made Friday in Toronto as part of the NBA's All-Star weekend. Iverson is one of 14 finalists.

The group includes Shaquille O'Neal as well as college coaches Tom Izzo, Eddie Sutton, Lefty Driesell, Bo Ryan and Muffet McGraw.

Iverson was an 11-time All-Star, the 1997 Rookie of the Year and the 2001 NBA MVP.

The electees will be announced at the Final Four on April 4th.

If Iverson is elected, he will be inducted in September.

Here is the full list:

Charles "Lefty" Driesell (Coach)

Darell Garretson (Referee)

Robert Hughes (Coach)

Allen Iverson (Player)

Tom Izzo (Coach)

Kevin Johnson (Player)

John Mclendon (Coach)

Shaquille ONeal (Player)

Bo Ryan (Coach)

Eddie Sutton (Coach)

Women's Committee Finalists

Leta Andrews (Coach)

Muffet Mcgraw (Coach)

Sheryl Swoopes (Player)

Wayland Baptist University (Team)

Direct Elect International Committee Finalist

Yao Ming (Player)
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