Lynchburg set to dedicate Wayne Proffitt Court Saturday

Graphic showing Wayne Proffitt as both coach and player

Lynchburg, Va. -- Saturday will be a special day for Lynchburg men's basketball, and the Hornets athletic department invites you to be part of it.

Prior to the team's 2 p.m. Alumni Day contest with Emory & Henry, Lynchburg will officially dedicate the court in Turner Gymnasium as Wayne Proffitt Court.

At halftime, Lynchburg will honor all of its men's basketball alumni, and the department will make a special presentation to retire the jerseys of the program's four All-Americans.

Proffitt ('67), a Lynchburg native, was a two-time All-American for LC, the first Hornets basketball player to earn the honor. He went on to coach the Hornets for 15 seasons and is the winningest basketball coach in Lynchburg history as well with 249 wins. He still holds the program records for points in a game, points in a season, and points in a career.

Proffitt will be commemorated on a banner in Turner Gym along with LC's three other All-American men's basketball players, E.D. Schechterly ('80), Alex Graves ('16), and Zack Burnett ('17).

All Lynchburg men's basketball alumni in attendance should check in at the entrance to be recognized at halftime, and friends, family, and the public are encouraged to attend the game.

Lynchburg's men are fresh off a big win over crosstown rival Randolph College, and the last five games of ODAC play will play a pivotal role in the Hornets' conference tournament seeding. The Hornets currently sport a 10-10 record and a 4-7 mark in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.