Love the way the net looks swished behind Henderson during his Howell Trophy acceptance speech.
C Spire Gillom finalists, from left, Valencia McFarland, Jamierra Faulkner and winner Martha Alwal.
Three basketball legends and a fat guy. From left, Rick Cleveland, Peggie Gillom, Van Chancellor and Bailey Howell.
Post-awards luncheon press conference, from left to right: Dwayne Davis, Marshall Henderson and Murphy Holloway.
As predicted, Van Chancellor had the huge crowd falling out of their seats.
Gillom winner Martha Alwal, flanked by HoF board president Oscar Miskelly and C Spire’s Jim Richmond. It was at this point, the emcee cracked: “Stand-up Oscar!”
Thank-you to all who attended today’s C Spire Howell-Gillom Awards Luncheon. Thanks to the players, the coaches, the fans and the media. Thanks to Van Chancellor for an incredibly well-done keynote speech. Van could take his show on the road. Thanks to C Spire for your continuing support of Mississippi sports and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Thanks also to Elwin Williams for the photos. — Rick Cleveland