Center Court Circle sell for $325,085

The center court jump circle at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion sold for $325,085, SCP Auctions announced today.

The amount is a record for any piece of college basketball memorabilia, and comes from an item that was used for 17 years, including eight men’s basketball national championships, and the 1978 women’s championship.

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  • Larry

    Uhh… any details? Who bought it? Will it be donated or displayed at UCLA? Why was this up for auction and how did they originally get it? etc.?

  • CrouchingBruin

    Tom Hoffarth wrote a nice, in-depth article on it in the Daily News on March 16. You can find a copy of it here:

    http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/archives/2011/03/front-and-cente.html

    The Associated Press is reporting that “the names of the buyer and the UCLA alum who sold the piece were not released.”

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/42850996/ns/sports-college_basketball/

    What I want to know is who was the nitwit who authorized the sale in the first place and let it get out of UCLA’s possession? Was it passed by the athletic department? Since it was first sold in 1987, that would have been under Pete Dalis’ watch.