Pepe Sánchez, a former Temple All-American, was announced Monday to be headed to the Big 5 Hall of Fame. He’ll be inducted Monday, April 13 at the Palestra during the season-ending Big 5 banquet.
The Argentina native will be enshrined alongside longtime Philadelphia Daily News reporter Stan Hochman, former University of Pennsylvania forward Ugonna Onyekwe and Fox Sports 1 broadcaster Bill Raftery.
In a Temple career spanning from 1996 to 2000, Sanchez was named Big 5 MVP for his junior and senior seasons, while he still owns the university’s all-time record with 5.9 assists per game through his four years with the Owls.
While scoring wasn’t a primary aspect of his game, his assist numbers and 365 career steals helped him play two seasons in the NBA. After the 2002-03 season, Sanchez played for four teams overseas before closing out his career with Weber Bahia Estudiantes in Argentina from 2010-2013.