While formal induction as a player will have to wait three more years and hinge on a vote from the shrine's selection committee, former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning has made it to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Hall announced on Tuesday that Mourning has been selected as one of three recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award. The honor is presented annually to individuals who have "been inspired from their participation in the game of basketball to use the game as a catalyst for both personal growth and change in their community." Also to be honored at this year's Hall inductions are Ken Hudson and Bob Lanier. "The recipients of the award have long embraced the core values of the game, including dedication, hard work and a commitment to others," Mannie Jackson, chairman of the board of the Basketball Hall of Fame, said in a statement. Mourning, who retired last season after sustaining a devastating knee injury in December 2007, was recognized for community programs such as Zo's Summer Groove and Zo's Fund for Life, as well as his work with the National Kidney Foundation. He is a kidney transplant recipient. Lanier, a 14-year NBA standout, has worked with the NBA's Stay in School program, Read to Achieve initiative, and has earned numerous activism awards. Hudson is a former NBA referee who helped break the color barrier. Previous winners of the award include Dikembe Mutombo and David Robinson. The award will be presented during the Hall of Fame's enshrinement Sept. 11 in Springfield, Mass., when former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan will be part of this year's class. Players must be out of the game for five years to be eligible for consideration for enshrinement.