On Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, John Shaw will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.

Throughout its legendary run in the 1970s, the boys basketball team at Rumford High School was led by John Shaw as its head coach.

Shaw was in charge when the Panthers won Class A championships in 1974, 1976, and 1977.

In 1976, they also took home the New England Championship.

While Shaw is pleased to be elected into the Hall of Fame, he wishes it had been with his teammates, particularly the 1976 squad.

Shaw stated, "It was fantastic (to be inducted), but I felt a little indifferent because I think I believed the '76 team should have been going in, instead."

"Now, don't get me wrong, it's really, really nice. However, in my opinion, the team belongs there and will do so eventually."

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