There are any number of banners hanging from the rafters of Savage Hall. But no uniforms.
That will change Feb. 17 when the University of Toledo retires Steve Mix s No. 50 jersey.
We felt the time was right to honor one of the greatest Rocket student-athletes in our history, UT athletic director Mike O Brien said yesterday.
Mix, a 6-foot-7 forward, is one of just three Rockets ever to earn All-American honors. He played from 1966-69, averaging more than 20 points per game in all three of his seasons. He was the Mid-American Conference player of the year as a senior.
I was totally shocked and amazed when this was proposed to me, Mix said.
I know it has never been done before. It s a great honor.
Mix played in the NBA for 13 seasons, most of them with the Philadelphia 76ers, and was a league all-star in 1975-76.
UT will play a home game in the ESPN Bracketbuster series on Feb. 17. The opponent and game time will be announced at a later date.
Mix s jersey retirement will take place during ceremonies at halftime.