Thursday, December 1, 2016

Southern basketball legend Tommy Green to be inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Tommy Green brought a certain type of flare to the Southern basketball program.

From the way he dressed with his high socks as a player and fine suits as a coach to the charismatic way he spoke to his infectious, mustached smile, he was a personality that defined his era on the Bluffs.

Green passed away in October of last year at the age of 59. But Thursday, Green’s flare will forever be enshrined in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Houston in conjunction with the conference’s football championship game this weekend.

Green, a member of the Southern University Hall of Fame’s class of 1991, is one of nine former athletes being inducted by the SWAC.

“He would’ve been so excited,” Green’s widow, Sabrina Green, said. “It would be very befitting of a man who loved the game. He devoted the majority of his life to the game of basketball. He played the game with the utmost respect and integrity, and he coached it the same way. Even until the day that he died he loved basketball. That’s just the way he was.”


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