February event to honor five WSU basketball greats
Five Wichita State basketball greats — Dave Stallworth, Antoine Carr, Xavier McDaniel, Cleo Littleton and Cliff Levingston — will be honored at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at WSU’s Marcus Welcome Center.
The special “#42 #35 #34 #13 #54” breakfast is part of the WSU Alumni Association’s centennial celebration and 2013 Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series.
Tickets are $18 for alumni association members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.wichita.edu/alumni; contact Mandy Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The hour-long event will also include a question-and-answer session with Carr, McDaniel, Levingston and Littleton.
Dave “The Rave” Stallworth, No. 42, entered Shocker hoops history averaging 24.2 points a game during his career, ranking third on the Shocker all-time scoring list with 1,935 points and first in scoring average in NCAA Tournament games with a 29.5 average.
Antoine Carr, No. 35, finished his career as the fourth leading scorer in WSU history with 1,911 points. He also set the Shocker single-game scoring mark of 47 points in his last collegiate game against Southern Illinois in 1983.
Xavier “X-Man” McDaniel, No. 34, ended his career as the Shockers’ all-time rebounding leader with 1,359 rebounds and second on the all-time scoring list with 2,152 points. He led the nation twice in rebounding and, as a senior, became the first player in NCAA history to lead the country in both scoring and rebounding in the same season.
Cleo Littleton, No. 13, a third team All-American selection in 1955, is the first player west of the Mississippi River to score more than 2,000 career points. His 2,164 points still rank as WSU’s all-time leading point total.
Cliff "Good News" Levingston, No. 54, teamed with Carr to form the “bookend forwards” duo that led the Shockers to national prominence in the early 1980s. During his three-year career at WSU, he scored 1,471 points and grabbed 965 rebounds, ranking eighth on the all-time scoring list and fourth in rebounding. His 53.8 career field-goal percentage ranks third in school history.
Other events scheduled for the alumni association’s spring 2013 speaker series are “Koch's CFO: Overseeing a Global Financial Framework” with Steve Feilmeier on Thursday, March 14, and “Shocker Diva: Beautiful Performer” with Joyce DiDonato on Tuesday, April 9.