Last year, Robert Hughes was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, for being the winningest boys high-school basketball coach in history. This weekend, the first-ever Robert Hughes Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase will be held in honor of him and the 47 years that he coached in the Fort Worth area. Hughes compiled a lifetime record of 1,333-247 for I.M. Terrell High School starting in 1958 and then at Dunbar High School after Terrell closed down. He won five state championships over the course of his career.
Some of the 14 competing squads are from North Texas, including Dunbar High. However, four teams are from out of state: Peabody (Shreveport), Tulsa Memorial, Oklahoma City Douglass, and Monsignor Scanlan (Bronx). Denton Guyer, which finished last year as the top-ranked team in 6A ball, will face Monsignor Scanlan on the first day of competition. Meanwhile, Tulsa Memorial is the top-ranked team in the state to our north, and they’ll be facing both Irving’s Universal Academy and Plano’s Spring Creek Academy. The action will all be at TCC’s South Campus for a bona fide hoops legend.
The games are Fri-Sat at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Dr, FW. Tickets are $6-20. Call 817-871-6538.