Elberton Native Named to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014

September 27, 2013

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court has selected eight new members for the state’s athletic Hall of Fame.

Among those eight, is Elberton native Chester Webb.

Webb played basketball at Elbert County High School where he was named to the All-State Team.

He received a full scholarship to play at Georgia Southern University, which at that time was called Georgia Teachers College.

He was the first native Georgian to be named a collegiate basketball All-American, and 57 years after his senior season, Webb still holds 18 records at Georgia Southern.

The other seven inductees include James Brooks, Bobby Cremins, Jim Hughes, Homer Rice, Hollis Stacy, Frank Thomas, and Scott Woerner.

The inductees were chosen from a starting pool of 198 nominees.

The 2014 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Macon City Auditorium in Downtown Macon on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014.