About Willie Cager


About Willie Cager

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 Willie Cager was raised in New York City, where he earned the nickname "Scoops". Cager a part of the 1966 Texas Western College basketball team that won the 1966 National Championship. He was coached by the Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins. Texas Western started an all-black starting lineup, against the all-white University of Kentucky. In Texas Western's championship game victory, Cager had eight points and six rebounds.  Cager  is  described as "A skilled low post player" during his career. Cager suffered from a heart murmur during the 1965-66 season, and as a result, Texas Western used him sparingly, in four-minute shifts. After playing at Texas Western, Cager was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 12th round of the 1968 NBA draft. However, partly due to his health, he never played as a professional.


Cager now resides in El Paso, and has three children: two sons and a daughter. He retired from Ysleta Independent School District's after school basketball program as a coordinator.