Larry Wayne Micheaux (born March 24 1960) is a retired American professional Basketball player.
An all-state basketball player as a senior at E. E. Worthing High School in Houston, Texas, Micheaux attended the University of Houston where he earned honorable mention All-America honors and was a member of the Cougars' so-called Phi Slamma Jamma men's team under head coach Guy Lewis that reached three NCAA Final Fours. That season, as a senior, he averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds while playing alongside Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Alvin Franklin, Benny Anders, Reid Gettys, and Michael Young. Olajuwon and Drexler rank as two of the top 50 NBA players of all time.
Micheaux led the Cougars in field-goal percentage in 1979-80 (.530) and 1980-81 (.600). He also led the team in blocked shots in 1980-81 with 49.
National Basketball AssociationEdit
After earning a business degree at the University of Houston, Micheaux was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 1983 NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Houston, Texas native played two seasons (96 games) with three different teams in the NBA: the Kansas City Kings (1983-84), Milwaukee Bucks (1984-85) and Houston Rockets (1984-85).
Nicknamed "Mr. Mean," Micheaux spent the next decade playing in the Italian and Spanish basketball leagues. Retired since 1995, he is regarded as one of the top rebounders in Spanish league history.
Life After BasketballEdit
Micheaux is currently the head basketball coach at Stafford High School, in Stafford,TX, located just south of Houston. He is in his fourth year as head coach, and has led the Spartans to two playoff apperances and one district title. His daughter, LaToya, is currently a junior starter on the Texas A&M basketball team, and had a successful four year high school career at Missouri City(Tx) Hightower High School, which included two first team all greater Houston stints.