During his senior year, the Harlem Globetrotters noticed Tex when they played opposite him and his College All-American team during the World Series of Basketball. Tex graduated NCCU in 1954 and was drafted by the Globetrotters. This led to a legendary career. The team received the Athletic Order of Lenin Medal in 1959 (during the Cold War), an event that solidified Tex and the Globetrotters as global ambassadors. Tex was quick and an awesome rebounder and stellar exhibition dribbler who spent 18 years as a player before becoming a coach and advisor. He held these management positions for more than three decades. On November 20, 2014, Tex passed away and was buried in Houston's Golden Gate Cemetery.
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Golden Gate Cemetery