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Centennial Quiz - February 1, 2009

1. Who is the only Lubbock high school basketball player who went on to play in the NBA?
a. Carl Ince
b. Mark Wilson
c. Craig Ehlo
d. Grady Newton

2. True or false?
Lubbock's first mayor, F.E. Wheelock, served three terms. However, his successor, W.F. Schenck, served only one term.

3. How many Texas Tech football players have been first-round picks in the NFL draft?
a. Two
b. Three
c. Four
d. Five

4.True or false?
The Science Spectrum and Omni Theater opened its doors at its present location on South Loop 289 in 1987.

Answers:

1. Who is the only Lubbock high school basketball player who went on to play in the NBA?

c. Craig Ehlo. Ehlo graduated from Monterey High School in 1979 after leading the Plainsmen to the state basketball tournament. He then went to Odessa College and the University of Washington before embarking on a 14-year career in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle SuperSonics.

Lubbock's first mayor, F.E. Wheelock, served three terms. However, his successor, W.F. Schenck, served only one term.

True. Schenck served only one term from 1915 to 1917. Wheelock served from 1910 to 1915.

3. How many Texas Tech football players have been first round picks in the NFL draft?

d. Five. Walt Schlinkman was the first in 1945 by the Green Bay Packers, followed by Dave Parks in 1964 by the San Francisco 49ers, Donny Anderson in 1965 by the Packers, Ted Watts in 1981 by the Oakland Raiders and Gabriel Rivera in 1983 by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

4. The Science Spectrum and Omni Theater opened its doors at its present location on South Loop 289 in 1987.

False. The facility began operations on the South Loop in 1993.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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