This upcoming April, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 14th annual Inspirational Breakfast will be held at Office Depot’s Global Headquarters in Boca Raton and serves as a fundraiser for the Y’s financial assist programs. The event will feature one of the greatest shot blockers in NBA history and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning as the keynote speaker. The breakfast will bring together some of the business and community leaders in support of the YMCA.
The Chesapeake, Virginia native Alonzo Mourning played high school basketball for Indian River High School and averaged a blistering 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 blocks as a senior earning him player of the year and a scholarship to play college basketball with the Georgetown Hoyas. The big man lead the nation in blocked shots his freshman year and was an All-American his last year as a Hoya. Mourning was selected second overall behind Shaquille O’Neill in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. For three years as a Hornet Mourning averaged just over 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks a game and broke the Hornets all time block record in only 49 career games with the team. In 1995, Mourning was traded to the Miami Heat and played with the team for 10 years with a brief stint with the Nets in between his two careers with the Heat. In his second return to the Heat, Mourning returned as a reserve due to the team’s recent acquisition of Shaquille O’Neill but still provided excellent minutes due to multiple injuries to O’Neill during the 2004 season. In 2005, Mourning returned to the Heat with an extension and despite only averaging 20 minutes a contest, the defensive stopper still finished third in the league in blocks with 2.66 blocks a game. That same season the Heat would reach the NBA Finals and Mourning would come off the bench in game 6 and have an amazing 5 blocks to help the Heat secure their first ever NBA Championship. Mourning announced his retirement after the 2009 season and finished his career as a defensive menace who averaged nearly 3 blocks a game. In 2014, Mourning was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame five years after the Heat made Mourning the first player in franchise history to have his number retired and now works with the Heat as the Vice President of Player Programs and Development.
This upcoming April the YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 14th annual Inspirational Breakfast will be held to help the Y’s financial assist programs and will feature NBA great Alonzo Mourning as the keynote speaker. The event will look to have a great turnout and with a South Beach native and beloved son such as Mourning that should come to fruition.
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