Inducted February, 1982
Lonnie Shelton, who's selection as an NBA All star this season attests to his exceptional all around ability, ranks as one of Bakersfield's finest all-time athletic products. He starred in basketball, football, and track at Foothill High School, was prep All-America in football and track and all-state in basketball. he then chose to specialize in basketball, starred at Oregon State and then launched a pro career which started with the New York Knicks and is now continuing with the Seattle SuperSonics. He was a member of Seattle's world championship team in 1979.