SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - One incredible basketball season was more than enough to earn Jamaal Wilkes entry into the Santa Barbara High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
The former UCLA Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers star Wilkes played his senior year at Santa Barbara High School and the Dons won 26 straight games in the 1969-'70 season and advanced to the CIF semifinals.
Also inducted along with Wilkes were eight others:
Eldon Ford, tennis
Bill Oakley, Sr. football, basketball and baseball
Rodger Schmandt, football, basketball and baseball
Manuel "Lito" Garcia, coach
Victor Bartolome, basketball
Rudy Ybarra, soccer
Lola Trentwith Georgi, tennis
Dick Martin, special achievement
The SBHS Dons Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion on East Beach.