A sold out Cross Insurance Center witnessed the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induct its first class on Thursday night.The great names of the game were on hand to honor the first 22 members become inducted. The ceremony included an opening video tribute, introduction of inductees, handing out of Hall of Fame rings, and the telling of stories that define the fabric of basketball in Maine.

Below are photos form induction night.

Inductees John "Swisher Mitchell" & JoAnne Palombo-McCallie
Courtesy: Tim Samway

 

Rachel Bouchard and other inductees autograph basketballs

 

Sold out audience

 

Lisa Blais Manning makes her way into the ballroom

 

Inductees take the stage

 

Tony Hamlin hosted the ceremony

 

Let the inductions begin

 

Coach Dick Whitmore inducts Brad Moore

 

Hall of Famer Bob Brown inducts his son, Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brett Brown