Rice University basketball player Gary Reist
Black and white photograph of Rice Owls basketball player Gary Reist, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: GARY REIST proved what dedication and hard work can do, with a little help from the coach and teammates (especially Tom Myer, who taught him how to shoot outside). Reist was a genuine college cage star. He was twice a consensus all-SWC guard as a 6-2, 168-pound whirlwind. He was the Owl star of the 1970 SWC championship team, the first Rice cage title team in 16 years, also making all-District VI honors that year. He scored 1,270 points in three varsity seasons. He led the Owls in season scoring in 1969-70 and 1970-71 with 506 and 497 points respectively, and in SWC games only with 278 and 320 points the same two years. The Owls were 14-12 and 14-11 in his two big seasons. As a sophomore he teamed in the backcourt with all-SWC Owl whiz Greg Williams, the SWC top scorer that season, with Reist totaling 267 points for a respectable average of 11.6 points per game. Reist lettered in golf as a freshman even before his first cage “R.” He played the links well later on for coach John Plumbley and became a teaching golf pro back home in Hamilton at the Potters Park Golf Club for three years after leaving Rice. He had been third in the Ohio state high school tournament while at Taft before coming to Rice. Gary was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Hamilton. He played for coach Mark McCollum at Taft, and graduated in the top third of a class of 450.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame (poor quality image)
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