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AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- UMass Amherst has announced that four icons of its men's basketball program will be immortalized with statues outside of the Mullins Center.

The four statues will be of former head coach John Calipari, his former star player Marcus Camby, 'Doctor J' Julius Erving, and former head coach Jack Leaman.

"They are responsible for some of the most memorable moments in our program's history, and we are thrilled to honor their legacies with this lasting tribute. We look forward to welcoming these Minuteman legends, their families and our fans back to campus this fall to celebrate this special ceremony together," said UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford in a statement.

The statues will be unveiled on Saturday, September 11 and will be located near the north entrance and visible from Commonwealth Avenue.

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