UT Basketball Legend Slater Martin Dies At 86
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Slater Martin, who led Texas to the
Final Four in 1947, died Thursday in Houston at the Age of 86. After playing
for the Longhorns - his No. 15 is retired - Slater played for 11 seasons in the
NBA and was an all-star seven times. He played on four championship teams and
was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of
Fame in 1982.