Basketball standout Cameron Wells and All-American wrestler Odie Delaney head The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame class for 2018.
Also being inducted are quarterback Gene Brown, pitcher Brian Rogers and former Citadel president Lt. Gen. Bud Watts. The induction ceremony is set for Sept. 14.
Wells (class of 2011) is Bulldog basketball's all-time leading scorer with 2,049 points, and also is No. 1 in assists (485) and No. 2 in steals (187). He was twice named all-Southern Conference, and twice finished second to current NBA star Stephen Curry of Davidson in the league's player of the year voting.
He led the 2008-09 team to a 20-13 record, only the second team in school history to win 20 games.
Delaney (2013) is the first and only wrestler in Citadel history to win four SoCon titles, and he earned All-America honors in 2013. As a Charleston police officer, he was among the first responders at the scene of the Emanuel AME church shooting in 2015.
Gene Brown (1989) was a converted defensive back who switched to QB and led coach Charlie Taaffe's 1988 team to the Division I-AA playoffs. He was named the 1988 SoCon player of the year and holds the school record for rushing yards in a game (286 vs. VMI in 1988). He ran for 1,058 yards and 16 touchdowns in 1988.
Pitcher Brian Rogers (1999) was an all-SoCon pitcher who threw a school-record 119 innings in 1998, striking out 322 batters over 276.1 innings in his career. In the 1998 SoCon tournament, he set records for consecutive scoreless innings (13) and lowest earned-run average (0.00). He was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Yankees and immediately donated $10,000 to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.
Bud Watts (1958) will go into the Hall of Fame as an honorary member, the first school president to do so. As president, he helped with the creation of Riley Park, oversaw an $8 million renovation of McAlister Field House and the creation of Vandiver Hall on campus.
Watts was president when The Citadel made the College World Series in 1990 and won the 1992 SoCon title in football.