Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1984-85 Star #133 and #245 Larry Micheaux

Larry Micheaux, nicknamed Mr. Mean, was a 4 year starter from 1979-1983 for the University of Houston basketball team. He played on 2 Final Four teams and was a member of Phi Slamma Jamma. He was co-captain of the 1982-83 team.

There were many great players on those Cougar teams, but Micheaux still managed to make the record books.

4th in career field goal percentage (.587)
9th in career blocked shots (132)
8th (.604 in 1981-82) and 9th (.600 in 1980-81) in season field goal percentage
Led team in field goal percentage in 1979-80 (.530) and 1980-81 (.600)
Led team in blocked shots in 1980-81 (49)

He was named All-Southwest Conference 2nd Team and All-American Honorable Mention in 1983.

After his UH career, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round of the 1983 NBA Draft. Micheaux played for the Kansas City Kings in the 1983-84 season and for the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets in 1984-85. For the next 10 years, he played in the Italian and Spanish leagues.

Today's cards are 1984-85 Star #133 and #245. #133 has Micheaux in his Bucks uniform and #245 is in his Rockets uniform. It's odd to see a player in multiple uniforms in the same product unless there is an update set. This set was released in three series, so perhaps that explains the different uniforms.

1 comment:

Commish said...

One of my very favorite Coog basketball players. He sure didn't fit that nickname off the court. A really good guy!