I was using one of the gigantic alumni scrapbooks the other day and as I flipped through the pages this 1942 clipping caught my eye:
My first reaction was that if I had ever known that the legendary University of Houston basketball coach had attended Rice I’d forgotten it. Next I wondered if it was really him. Surely there can’t have been two people named Guy Lewis from Arp, but then I recalled my confusion back in 2011 over what turned out to be two guys called Heavy Underwood from Honey Grove. So I went and checked.
Yes, it’s actually the real Guy Lewis. From the 1942 Campanile:
Lewis was an incredibly important figure in the history of basketball and the history of the University of Houston. He died only a few years ago and his New York Times obituary is here.
Bonus: I don’t know what this was all about.