Famous People from Midland County Texas
July 13, 1963 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.
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 1992–1995.
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
Webb retired from basketball in 1997. He is currently the President
of Basketball Operations for the Texas Legends, the D-League team
for the Dallas Mavericks in Frisco, Texas.
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