Herb Nobles

Herb NoblesAthlete • Inducted 2008

JCCC’s all-time leading scorer with 1,463, Herb Nobles led the Kansans to back-to-back 28-win seasons and to two conference basketball championships. His freshman year, Nobles led the Jayhawk Conference in scoring, rebounding and shooting percentage, averaging 23.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and he connected on over 57 percent of his shots. He again the led the conference in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore, averaging 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds a game. He left JCCC garnering two all-conference and all-region selections and a team MVP honor. Until JCCC switched to Division II, he was the only player to earn two all-region honors. Nobles went on to post two solid seasons for the Jayhawks at the University of Kansas under Ted Owens, where he averaged 12.9 points and 7.6 rebounds. His senior year, Nobles started all 28 games for the Jayhawks, helping KU to an 18-10 record. He was the team’s second leading scorer (14.8 ppg) and led the team in rebounds (230-8.2), assists (77-2.8) and blocked shots (48-1.7). His senior year against Oklahoma, Nobles blocked six shots, which currently ranks tied for eighth all-time at KU against a conference opponent. His first season at KU, Nobles averaged 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. After his senior season, Nobles was drafted by the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.