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Famous People from Midland County Texas

 

Spud Webb

Born July 13, 1963 in Dallas, Spud Webb played for Midlland College in Midland, Texas. It was his first opportunity to play on a college basketball team. He led the Chaparrals to the junior college national title in 1982 and later played for North Carolina State University. .

 

Most scouts predicted that Webb would end up playing in either Europe or for the Harlem Globetrotters because of his 5 feet 7 inch height. However, Webb was drafted in the 4th round of the 1985 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. His first six seasons were played with the Atlanta Hawks, but he had his best years statistically with the Sacramento Kings, where he played as a starter from 19921995.

 

During his career Webb has played for the Rhode Island Gulls, the  Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, the Italian team Mash J. Verona, Orlando Magic and the  Idaho Stampede. Only two NBA players have been shorter than Webb: Earl Boykins and Muggsy Bogues.

 

Webb retired from basketball in 1997. He is currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, the NBA G-League team for the Dallas Mavericks in Frisco, Texas.

 

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

All Things Midland Texas (Facebook)

Old Midland (FB)

Midland High School (Texas) Alumni

Famous People from Midland County TexasMore Famous People from Midland Tx
Books about Midland County People and Places

Books about Midland County TexasBooks about Midland, Chub, Cotton Flat, Greenwood, Spraberry, Dameron City and Germania Texas

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County