Hall of Fame Inductee: Richard Little

The 2011 Texas Tech Hall of Fame Induction Class.

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Class of 2011: Sandy Butler   |   Shane Wright |   Larry Gilbert |   Jim Sides |   Brad Hastings |   Richard Little
Check back throughout the week as the remainder of the 2011 Hall of Fame Class is featured.

Richard Little

Sport: Men's Basketball
Lettered: 1971-1973
Currently resides in Abilene, Texas

Notables: Two-time 1st Team All-Southwest Conference guard, member of the 1973 Southwest Conference Championship team.


Richard Little

Richard Little was one of the premier basketball players in Texas Tech history. Described by former athletics director Gerald Myers as "one of the most complete guards to ever play at Texas Tech," Little's mark on the Red Raider basketball program still runs deep.

Friday, Little will represent the basketball program when he is inducted as a member of the 2011 Texas Tech Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

"It's a pretty special moment for me and my family," Little said.

Little was a star basketball player at Abilene High School, and went on to play for Texas Tech from 1971-73. During his time at Tech, Little was a two-time All-Southwest Conference guard and led the Red Raiders to the Southwest Conference championship in 1973.

"You play sports to win championships." Little said. "It was a great feeling to finally accomplish it."

Little was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Supplemental Draft following his career at Texas Tech

Two of Little's brothers played basketball at Southwest Conference schools and his daughter won the state championship at Wylie High School last season. In a family full of hoops talent, the spotlight is Richard's for the moment.

"The family is really excited about it," Little said.

Following his graduation from Tech, Little became involved in the oil business before starting his own lawn care company, which he has been involved in for over 30 years.

The Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled to be held on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:00 in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. The honorees will also be recognized prior to the Texas A&M football game the following day.



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