Maceo Wofford

One of Chautauqua County’s all-time greatest basketball players will be inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.

Maceo Wofford will join 10 other honorees at the CSHOF’s 36th annual banquet, which will be held Monday, Feb. 20 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Joining him in the Class of 2017 are Paul Cooley, Jake Ensign, Charlie LaDuca, Sammy LaMancuso, Deb Palmer, Bob Patterson, Dave Polechetti, Sam Restivo, Michael Sayers and the late Francis “Doc” Malinoski.

Wofford’s talents on the hardwood were obvious from the moment he joined the Jamestown High School varsity team as a freshman. For the next four seasons, he was one of Western New York’s best. Following are some of his most notable accomplishment as a Red Raider:

  • Set a Chautauqua County boys career record 2,259 points, including a school-record 53 in a single game.
  • Earned Class AA second-team all-state honors following the 1998-99 season as selected by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
  • Named Western New York Player of the Year following the 1997-98 season; chosen Post-Journal Player of the Year following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons; and named an All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference all-star three times.
  • Holds JHS records for career points, assists and steals, and is second in career rebounds, despite being 5-foot-10.

Upon his graduation from JHS, Wofford earned a scholarship at Division I Iona College where he played in 120 career games, including two NCAA Tournament appearances; scored 868 points; and was the team captain his senior year. He graduated in 2003.

After college, Wofford continued to play competitively, winning more than two-dozen Gus Macker 3-on-3 titles and playing one season professionally for the Erie Hurricane in the Premier Basketball League.