Richard, Mike and David Little
The Little’s were our third Legacy Award recipients. They were all basketball standouts at Abilene High and comprise the first family of Abilene basketball. Richard was all-Southwest Conference three years at Texas Tech and is a member of the Texas Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Richard’s daughter Peyton starred as Wylie won back-to-back state championships, and she is now playing basketball at Texas A&M. David led the Eagles to the state basketball tournament in 1978 and is believed to be the leading scorer in school history. He scored 29 points in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, which was a record until recently. David played basketball for two years at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma. He led the Big Eight in scoring as a junior and was second to teammate Waymon Tisdale as a senior. Mike was all-district twice at Abilene High and started three years at Baylor as point guard, serving as team captain his junior and senior year.