Elvin Hayes joined the NBA with the San Diego Rockets in 1968 and as a rookie, Hayes led the NBA in scoring with 28.4 points per game, averaged 17.1 rebounds per game, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. Hayes' scoring average is the fifth best all-time for a rookie, and he remains the last rookie to lead the NBA in scoring average. On January 20, 1968, the Big E and the Houston Cougars faced Lew and the UCLA Bruins in the first-ever nationally televised regular season college basketball game. In front of a record 52,693 fans at the Houston Astrodome, Hayes scored 39 points and had 15 rebounds while limiting Alcindor to just 15 points as Houston beat UCLA 71–69 to snap the Bruins' 47-game winning streak in what has been called the "Game of the Century". That game helped Hayes earn The Sporting News College Basketball Player of the Year. Elvin Hayes has hand autographed this Houston Cougars Sports Illustrated Cover from January 29, 1968 8X10 Photo from the 1968 Game of the Century vs UCLA. Fiterman Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity from Powers Sports Memorabilia Collectibles.