It’s been 20 years since Chauncey Billups started blowing up Denver Public School gyms.
“My high school years to be honest with you, were my best, most fun basketball years of my career,” Billups told 9NEWS.
A three- time Mr. Basketball in the state of Colorado Billups led George Washington High School to back to back state championships in 1993 and 94.
“My two championship rings are just as significant to me as my NBA championship rings,” said Billups who won an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons.
With the likes of Super Bowl champion Joe Theisman, Billups now joins the National High School Hall of Fame as part of it’s 31st induction class.
“As a 14-year-old freshman at George Washington I never imagined this was possible,” said Billups. “My dream was just to make varsity and have a chance to win a state championship.”
Billups made a point to be here for the ceremony just like he did in January when he was inducted in to the Colorado High School Hall of Fame. Chauncey’s actions make it clear that his Mile High memories are precious ones.
“I remember them like they were last season, I really do,” said Billups. “My wife teases me saying ‘you can remember a game that happened in 1994 but you can’t remember what happened 2 weeks ago.'”
He hopes the memories never fade, and now the hall of fame is helping make sure they won’t.
“I love that time of my life,” said Billups.