More information about the inaugural event can be found at

The Mercer County Basketball Hall of Fame committee has announced its inaugural class.
The induction ceremonies will take place on March 18 at 4 p.m. at Mercer Oaks.

Headlining the initial class that is a storied mix of players and coaches along with an official and a special contributor.

Class of 2018 inductees are set to include Father Clarence O’Shea, the legendary Trenton Catholic coach; Tal Brody, the great Trenton High player and Mr. Basketball in Israel; Kate Larkin, the St. Anthony’s and county’s all-time leading scorer; Dahntay Jones, from Steinert High and NBA fame; Emil Wandishin, the highly successful Ewing High coach; and Nick Werkman, one of the most prolific scorers ever at Trenton Catholic.

Also selected for enshrinement are Greg Grant, the former Trenton High great player and coach; Valerie Ackerman, former Hopewell Valley standout and current Big East Commissioner; Hollis Copeland, the Ewing High star that also played at Rutgers and with the New York Knicks; Norm VanArsdalen, the longtime IAABO Board No. 193 member and highly respected college official; Vicky Picott, one of the greatest athletes to come out of Hightstown High and later played at Rutgers; and George O’Gorman, long-time Trentonian reporter.

Dinner reservations for the induction ceremonies can be made by contacting Linda Weise at The cost of the tickets is $50.

More information, including ways to support the inaugural event, can be found at online at