ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Former Loyola College guard James ‘Pop’ Tubman was formally inducted to the Baltimore Catholic League Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in a ceremony honoring him and 11 other inductees at Turf Valley Resort.
Tubman, who played at Loyola from 1984-1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology after his final season, was a key cog in Calvert Hall College High School’s 1982 National Championship Team.
He graduated from the Catholic League powerhouse as Calvert Hall’s all-time leader in assists and led the Cardinals to a 91-5 record form 1980-1982, a time in which they lost just one Baltimore Catholic League game.
He was a three-time All-Baltimore Catholic League and All-Baltimore County performer, and he earned All-Metro honors in 1982.
As a senior at Calvert Hall in 1982, Tubman helped lead the Cardinals to a 34-0 record and the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament title where he earned All-Tournament Second Team honors.
Tubman then joined his high school coach, Mark Amatucci, at Loyola where he played in 85 games for the Greyhounds. Tubman finished his career with 255 assists over three seasons, an average of 3.0 per game.
His 255 career assists were fifth in Loyola history at the time of his graduation, and currently stand 14th. He had 112 of the assists in 1986-1987, the seventh-most in school single-seaosn history at the time, a total that now is tied for 18th.