Arkansas Basketball, 1960s

Waller’s lasting imprint on Arkansas’ basketball program was recruiting Almer Lee, who became the first black Razorback to letter in basketball. A Fort Smith native and Northside graduate, Lee transferred to Arkansas from Phillips County Junior College in 1969. His impact was immediate. Lee led the team in scoring in 1970 and 1971 and earned SWC Sophomore of the Year — just five years after the conference’s color barrier was broken. In 2011, Lee was inducted to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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