ASU to honor Fat Lever

Jan 25, 2012, 6:18 PM | Updated: 6:19 pm

It started last season. Joe Caldwell, Lionel Hollins and
Byron Scott were the first.

Now, it’s Fat Lever’s turn.

Thursday night the former three-year starter and two-time
all-conference selection will be honored as his #12 jersey
will be hung from the rafters at Wells Fargo Arena.

“I think it’s one of the best things that we’ve done,”
explained head coach Herb Sendek. “To go back and begin
to honor some of the great and legendary players…it’s
great.”

Lever played for the Sun Devils from 1978-1982.

“We’re thrilled to be able to (honor) Fat this Thursday,”
Sendek said.

Lever was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1988
and received the Pac-10 Hall of Honor in 2004.

He was the 11th overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft by the
Portland Trail Blazers. He also played with the Denver
Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks during his 11-year pro
career.

The ceremony honoring Lever will take place at halftime of
ASU’s game against Washington.

The Sun Devils are once again expected to be without
leading scorer Trent Lockett. He’s missed the past two
games after suffering a sprained ankle against Oregon
State on January 14.

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