A local basketball legend from my era, 7’1″ Marvin Webster a product of Edmonson High and Morgan State University passed away on Saturday in Tulsa. Marvin played in the MSA a few years after I graduated from Northwestern High but was instantly known around Baltimore for his basketball prowess. He was a tremendous shot blocker for Edmonson in the days when City College dominated the local basketball scene. “Webster played from 1972 to 1975 at Morgan, where he was renowned for his shot-blocking. In the 1974 championship season, he averaged 21 points, 22.4 rebounds and eight blocked shots. His career totals of 1,990 points and 2,267 rebounds are still school records. “He controlled games,” said Nat Frazier, Webster’s coach. “One of my colleagues once said if he had Marvin, he would score 40 points a game. Marvin could’ve scored 40 points a game for us, but he was a tremendous team player. He averaged 20 [points] and 20 [rebounds].” Check out Ken Murray’s article in the Sun.
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