5’7″ “Spud” Webb

5’7″ “Spud” Webb first made some noise when he scored 36 points, making 10 of 15 shots for Midland College of Texas when they beat number 1 ranked and previously unbeaten Miami-Dade North of Florida for the junior college national title.  This performance earned Webb a write-up in Sports illustrated.  Webb played for Jim Valvano at North Carolina State from 1983-1985, and then in the NBA.  His best NBA years were with the Sacramento Kings.  Webb finished his 12-year pro career with a 9.9 scoring average and 4,342 assists.  A guard who could really get off the floor, Webb won the Slam Dunk contest in 1986, beating the great leaper Dominique Wilkins with two perfect 50-point scores in the final round.  Only two NBA players were shorter than Webb.  They were Earl Boykins and Muggsy Bogues.

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