Stockton Inducted into Inland NW Sports Hall of Fame

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- John Stockton spent 19 years in the N-B-A and was selected one of the 50 best players in the league's history. And this week, he was finally inducted into the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame.

Stockton grew up in Spokane, attended Gonzaga Prep High School and Gonzaga University before having a successful All-Star N-B-A career with the Utah Jazz.

After retiring from the Utah Jazz, he returned to Spokane.

When asked what accounted for his success, Stockton had a ready answer. He said "when reflecting back on my situation it can be traced pretty easily; family, neighborhood and schools I went to and the people I came across in that time."

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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