Being cut from the team inspired Memphis hall of famer to write book | Events
(WMC-TV) - Memphian Wayne Booker can tell you a lot about basketball. After all, he's been inducted into two college hall of fames.
And that goes along with the title of a new book he's written called "Two Time Hall of Fame".
If you or someone you know has ever been cut from a sports team, you will enjoy hearing how Booker proved all the doubters wrong and went on to an amazing career in sports and community involvement.
Wayne Booker says he was a good basketball player, but he got discouraged after getting cut from basketball tryouts in junior high school.
For a while, Booker focused on playing for community centers and other organizations and refused to return to school athletics. However, when persuaded by his friends and a high school P.E. teacher, Booker tried out again and made the team during his senior year…
After that he went on to college and became a two-time Hall of Fame inductee. Booker says he wrote the book “to inspire others.”
And now Booker focuses his time on helping others. He currently serves on the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Board of Directors. He is the Memphis City Schools Gang Awareness and Intervention Special Project Coordinator. He has also worked diligently for over 26 years with Federal Express of Memphis, Tennessee.
Wayne is an active member of Prince Hall Masons and the distinguished men of Omega Psi Phi Inc. He is also an athletic mentor to high school and college students pursuing scholarships and college degrees. Wayne’s faith-based background led him to First Baptist Church Broad, where he serves as a deacon. Wayne and his wife, Gwendolyn, live in Memphis, Tennessee.
Booker will be meeting fans and autographing books at First Baptist Church-Broad on Broad Avenue this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.