[News Script: High school basetball] Part: 1 of 4
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 1-1-1
The biggest man on a high school basketball court
these days is seven-foot two-inch Lewis Qualls
who suits up with his Smiley high teammates for
a semi-final game against Fort Worth Poly in the
Cotton Bowl high school tournament in Dallas.
Qualls'coach, H. T. Beard, says he's unhappy about
newspaper reports that his young giant is just
another big kid 3 lacking the talent and
finesse for college basketball. Beard says Qualls
is a team player and is all the time.
This is Qualls senior year at Smiley, in South
Texas, and,currently,ig he is averaging nineteen
points a game.
MED. HE DRIBBLES
The big center has little trouble with dunk shots.
Beard says when Qualls first came to Smiley high
he could hardly i run up and down the court.
As expe cted, Qualls controls the tip-off and he
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: High school basetball], item, December 30, 1958; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc958762/m1/1/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.