Sweet Lou's College Coach HOF Bound

The 2013 Class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be inducted on Sunday, Sept. 8, in Springfield, Mass.  Harlem Globetrotters Legend, and current director of player personnel, Sweet Lou Dunbar has a special tie to one of the inductees.  Sweet Lou played for coach Guy Lewis at the University of Houston.  At 6-10, Sweet Lou played every position for the Cougars, including point guard, and earned All-American honors before embarking on his career with the Globetrotters.

A recent story on ESPN.com listed Sweet Lou as one of the top 10 players to ever play for Guy Lewis – a list that includes three Hall of Fame players. 

“It’s an honor to be included on a list with such great players,” said Sweet Lou.  “Coach Lewis had some outstanding players and teams at the University of Houston.”

Reflecting on his time with Lewis, Sweet Lou continued, “Coach Lewis was a great person and an excellent coach – a player’s coach without a doubt.  He was one of the early pioneers in giving African-American players a chance to play basketball at a major university.  He is well-deserving of being in the Hall of Fame and should have been inducted a long time ago.  I am glad he now has the opportunity to bask in that glory.”