Pete Maravich honored with new statue on LSU’s campus

Pete Maravich honored with new statue on LSU’s campus

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– LSU unveiled the much-anticipated Pete Maravich statue on Monday.

“What is greatness? He is beyond greatness. No shot clock, no three-point shot,” said Dale Brown, former LSU coach.

Former coach John Brady pushed leaders for the statue for years. The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved of the statue in 2016, according to LSU Athletics.

“Pete Maravich, even today, his name resonates nationally,” said Brady. “I think it’s a long time coming. It’s just a great day for LSU, the baseball program and the Maravich family who is synonymous with LSU.”

Dozens of Pistol Pete fans attended the unveiling ceremony outside of the PMAC. Some say this was a long time coming.

“I remember watching him, just the way he passed. The way he dribbled, the ay he shot, it was just very inspirational,” said Hudson Tewell. “I feel honored to be here, it’s pretty cool.”

For the Maravich family, emotions were at an all-time high.

“I would say Pete and his dad Press fulfilled their dream of wanting to make basketball being exciting, original and an entertaining competition. Seeing fans cheer, smile and shout out ‘showtime’ inspired him to be the court magician that entertained everyone,” said Jackie Maravich, wife of Pete.

“To finally see the statue unveiling is, it’s a very humbling day and couldn’t be more prouder of him,” said Jaeson Maravich, son of Pete.

Pete Maravich’s statue stands next to the statues of Shaquille O’Neal and Bob Pettit outside of the PMAC.

Click here to watch the full ceremony leading up to the reveal.


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