FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will honor the Most Outstanding Player of the 1994 NCAA Tournament, Corliss Williamson, at halftime of the Razorbacks game against Missouri on Wednesday at Bud Walton Arena.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will honor the Most Outstanding Player of the 1994 NCAA Tournament, Corliss Williamson, at halftime of the Razorbacks game against Missouri on Wednesday at Bud Walton Arena.


Williamson, who spent three seasons at Arkansas, is the eighth-leading scorer in school history, was a two-time All-American and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1993-94 and 1994-95, and he led Arkansas to its first and only national championship in the 1993-94 season.


He is the second of five former Arkansas basketball icons to have a banner unveiled from the Bud Walton rafters this season following Sidney Moncrief’s ceremony Feb. 7. Former men’s coach Nolan Richardson and women’s basketball stars Bettye Fiscus and Delmonica DeHorney will also have celebrations later this year.


Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson recruited Williamson to Fayetteville as an assistant under Richardson in the early 90s.


"To have a special day where we truly, truly honor him, I tell you what," Anderson said. "For me, personally, to have a chance to be the head coach here while this takes place, that’s special. That’s real special."


Williamson, a Russellville native, was a McDonald’s All-American after leaving the Cyclones program and is currently as assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. He played 12 seasons in the NBA for the Kings, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers and won the NBA title with the Pistons in 2004.