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John Kimbrell played basketball for David Lipscomb from 1982-1986. After arriving on the Lipscomb campus from the tiny town of West Point, Tennessee, John would lead the Bison basketball program to national prominence. In 1986, John was named Most Valuable Player as the Bisons captured the NAIA National Championship. During the national tournament John averaged an impressive 19.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. During John's four years he led the Bisons to a school record 109 wins and two appearances in the national tournament. In 1986 the Bisons were ranked number one in the NAIA for the first time in school history. John was named NAIA All-American in both 1985 and again in 1986. In 1986, John became the first Lipscomb basketball player to earn first team All-American honors. After graduating John was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks and later played in both the United States Basketball League and the Continental Basketball League. John Kimbrell will always be remembered for leading the Lipscomb basketball program to the NAIA National Championship and national prominence.
Hall of Fame Nominations
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To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.
Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration: