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Lanky Preacher from Athens
Edwin Shrake
October 23, 1967
His text was basketball and, though he never got past the eighth grade, he knew the whole book word for word
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October 23, 1967

Lanky Preacher From Athens

His text was basketball and, though he never got past the eighth grade, he knew the whole book word for word

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"Naw, it's B-U-D-D-E-Y," said the other.

After waiting a while to see who won the argument, Preacher went back to his room. He soon left Dallas. He drifted into the oil fields as a laborer and was killed in a car accident. "If Preacher had ever gone to college, people would be talking about him today as one of basketball's immortals," Brannon says. "But he simply wasn't so inclined. It's a pit)." However, they remember him that way in Athens, the only town in the country ever to have won two consecutive national high school basketball championships and certainly the only one to have done so with an eighth-grade star.

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