Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Xavier’s Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton

Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton, a Xavier University of Louisiana standout in the 1940s and an NBA pioneer nearly 60 years ago, will be inducted Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass. Clifton, selected as a contributor to the sport, is the first from Xavier to earn induction. He is one of 10 inductees this year. View more on