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Ex-GSU star James to join SWAC Hall of Fame

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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS Former GSU great Aaron James, right, was joined by fellow basketball stars Willis Reed, left, and Meadowlark Lemon for this 2008 photo at Squire Creek Country club.

GRAMBLING — Back in legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson’s heyday, the gridrion wasn’t the only sports showcase in town.

GSU’s old Men’s Memorial Gym was a pretty happening place, too.

While Robinson’s football teams were dominating most of their opposition on the football field, GSU’s basketball team (there was no women’s squad at the time) was equally superior, largely in thanks to a “put it up from the parking lot” kind of small forward out of Cohen High School in New Orleans.

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