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Updated: 05/16/2018 09:42:09AM

Otis Birdsong speaks at 2018 LBD Banquet

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PHOTO BY CHARLES A BAKER III
WHHS coach Johnnie Lawson invited NBA All Star and WHHS graduate Otis Birdsong to speak at the 2018 Lady Blue Devils Banquet May 11, 2018.

PHOTO BY CHARLES A BAKER III
NBA All Star Otis Birdsong jokes about having to give a keynote speech before everybody got a chance to eat. It was a fun way to begin what turned out to be an honest, personal reflection of his life.

PHOTO BY CHARLES A BAKER III
Lady Blue Devil Tyia Singleton will be playing basketball at Rutgers University soon. Here she is captured doing a twirl pose for the cameras.

Each of the Lady Blue Devils got to be announced wearing their finest and later each got a few minutes to talk about winning three state championships in a row. Senior Rushell Jacob is all smiles during her turn in the spotlight. Photo by Charles A Baker III

PHOTO BY CHARLES A BAKER III
Winter Haven Mayor Pro-Tem Nathaniel Birdsong and NBA All Star Otis Birdsong are brothers. Otis traveled from Arkansas to speak at the 2018 Lady Blue Devil Banquet May 11, 2018.

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CHARLES A BAKER III

CBAKER@SCMGINC.COM

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WINTER HAVEN – According to the Florida High School Athletic Association, in 1973, 6’3” guard Otis Birdsong averaged nearly 33 points per game and helped Winter Haven High School win the Class 4A state championship.

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