Greater Evansville Basketball

Hall of Fame Inductee

Dirkk Surles

Category:  Player
Year Inducted:  2016
Team:  Colonials

Dirkk Surles was a four sport letterman at Bosse High making the All City Team in both his junior and senior seasons. After signing with Coach Joe Mullan’s alma mater George Washington U in our Nation’s Capital it didn’t take long for Dirkk to take the Capital by storm. Surles was one of the greatest scorers in GW men’s basketball program history. After averaging 6.3 points off the bench as a freshman in 1989-90, the 6-foot-3 guard led the team in scoring in each of his final three seasons, teaming with classmate Sonni Holland to help revive the GW program with a pair of postseason appearances. He averaged a team-high 14.4 points as a sophomore as GW reached the NIT in 1990-91, then a career-best 19.9 points and 67 three-pointers to earn First Team All-Atlantic 10 and Team MVP honors as a junior in 1991-92. Surles then paced the team with 14.5 points, 51 threes and 36 steals as a senior in 1992-93, claiming Second Team All-Atlantic 10 accolades along with freshman sensation Yinka Dare in helping the Colonials to their lone NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. Surles is in the top 10 all-time at GW in both career points (9th, 1,607) and steals (8th, 132). After going to camp with the Chicago Bulls Dirk was a 1st round pick in the CBA.

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