Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Willis Reed, Jr.
Basketball Hall of Famer
Willis Reed, Jr. dominated while at Grambling State, formerly Grambling College, leading the basketball team to one NAIA title and three Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships. Reed was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft as the tenth overall pick to the New York Knicks. His professional career spanned from 1964 to 1974, He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1996 he was voted one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 32° 32.277′ N, 92° 42.829′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ralph Allen Garr (here, next to this marker); Junious "Buck" Buchanan (here, next to this marker); Willie Brown (here, next to this marker); Howard Davis (here, next to this marker); Willie DavisDouglas L. Williams (here, next to this marker); Charlie Joiner (here, next to this marker); Martha Woodard Andrus (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Willis Reed. (Submitted on November 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.