Former Stepinac and Providence basketball star Marty Conlon, who went on to a nine-year NBA career, was selected to the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame yesterday, along with former White Plains football standout Dean Loucks, world champion power-lifter Robert Herbst of Larchmont, and former shot put world record-holder Henry Korn Jr., who starred at Stepinac and Manhattan College.
They will be inducted on Oct. 7 at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club.
Conlon, a 6-foot-10 center, was named Westchester's Mr. Basketball when he was at Stepinac. He went to two NCAA tournaments with Providence, and reached the Final Four in 1987. He then played in the NBA for Seattle, Sacramento, Charlotte, Washington, Milwaukee, Boston, Miami and the Clippers.
Loucks, the son of Westchester Hall of Fame coach Glenn Loucks, was the quarterback of White Plains teams that went 36-0, and he remained undefeated for his first year and a half as quarterback at Yale. He went on to be head coach at White Plains high school, defensive coach at Iona College and head coach at Fordham.
Herbst won his 14th consecutive national power-lifting title earlier this year. He has 22 national titles, 11 world titles, and seven world records. He also coaches myriad youth sports, is a Platinum Award winner in the President's Fitness Challenge, and raised $10,000 for tsunami relief, and went to Sri Lanka to distribute the funds himself.
Korn, while at Stepinac, set the shot put meet record at the Bishop Loughlin Indoor World Games, and then went to Manhattan where he became the indoor world record holder.
The Westchester Sports Hall of Fame program is sponsored by Con Edison, in cooperation with the Westchester Department of Parks and Recreation. To attend the Oct. 7 induction dinner, contact Dan Lyons at (914) 925-6357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.