Peter E. (Pete) Myers – 1990
Pete Myers, the son of Helen Myers and the late Eugene Myers, was born September 15, 1963, in Mobile. He attended the Mobile public schools and went to high at Williamson High where he graduated in May 1981. Under the guidance of Coach Larry Bowman, Pete excelled in basketball. During Pete’s senior year, Williamson’s 28-3 record resulted in the school’s first-time participation in the State Tournament. Williamson finished the tournament ranking fourth in the State. Myers was named Most Valuable Player in the Williamson Tournament.
Pete was awarded a scholarship by Coach Jack Robertson of Faulkner State Junior College in Bay Minette, Alabama, in the spring of 1981. During his two year career at Faulkner State, he led the team to a combined record of 42-10 and two Southern Division Championships. Pete played in all 52 games scoring a total of 716 points for an average of almost 14 points a game. In his freshman season with Faulkner, 1981-82, Pete’s leadership and athletic abilities assisted the team in being ranked nineteenth in the nation. He was named to the All Southern Division Team his sophomore year.
Following his sophomore season Pete signed with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was named to the All Trans American Conference team his junior and senior years. In both his junior and senior years, Pete was named to the All American Tournament Team. His senior year his team won the tournament and the right to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament where they defeated Notre Dame before losing to north Carolina State. Pete was named the outstanding player of the game in each of the NCAA tournament games.
Following his senior year Pete was drafted and signed by the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. After Pete’s two years with Chicago, he then played in the Continental Basketball Association for Rockford. He played in the C.B.A. All Star game and was second in the Slam-Dunk contest. Pete was then picked up by the Philadelphia 76ers of the N.B.A. before being traded to the San Antonio Spurs. After finishing the season with the Spurs, Pete was traded to the New York Knicks. In March of 1990 he was claimed by the New Jersey Nets where he is currently playing.