Pittsburgh Basketball Club To Honor Two Former Beaver Falls Tigers

(Frank Sparks/Beaver County Radio)

A pair of Beaver Falls hoops legends are getting recognized in a major way.

Per the Larry Bruno Foundation via their Facebook page, Alvin Gibson (Class of 1977) and Dwight Collins (Class of 1979) will be inducted into the Pittsburgh Basketball Club for 2022. The ceremony will take place at Chartiers Country Club on February 5.

Collins and Gibson become the fourth and fifth Tigers inducted into the PBC, following their former coach Frank Chan, along with former players Oscar Jackson and Ken Waggoner. Under Chan and with Collins, the Tigers won the 1979 Class 3A WPIAL Championship.

Collins is also a 2021 Circle of Achievement inductee into the Larry Bruno foundation, who said in their announcement of these two inductees “Anytime BFHS athletics are recognized in the Pittsburgh arena it’s something to be proud of…verifies the fact that our student athletes stack up against any in western PA and the entire state.”