Friday, February 22, 2019

Wendell Shows

Wendell W. "Hooks" Shows

May 11, 1921
Laurel, MS

May 16, 2011
Pleasant Hill, CA

1940-41 Louisiana State University (College)
1941-42 Louisiana State University (College)
1942-43 Louisiana State University (College)
1948-49 Laurel Oilers (SPBL)

Shows was born in Laurel, Mississippi, and went to LSU where he played basketball. He went into the USMC during World War 2, and after the war, he entered the insurance business. He would play pro basketball with the Laurel Oilers (as well as being head coach) before leaving the game to work as District Manager for Jefferson Standard Life in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His career would take him westward to Denver, and later wound up in California, where he died at the age of 90.

Hattiesburg American, December 2, 1949


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