Eddie Cuellar


Basketball
Texas Prep "AAAA" All-State
North/South All-Star Game
Waco -1982
United High School
Laredo, Texas


Eddie Cuellar, one of the greatest basketball players to represent United High School's orange and white, captured the imagination of Laredo and South Texas cage fans with his team leadership and scoring ability. He grew up with a basketball in his hands as his father, Alfonso, was a star basketball player for the St. Joseph's High School Antlers, a Laredo catholic school that competed in the Texas Catholic Interscholastic League in the 1950's when basketball was king in the Gateway City. Eddie's basketball heroics at United during his junior year, earned him All-District, All-City, All-Regional First Team and All-State 3rd Team recognition. That year, the Longhorns captured the District Championship as he averaged 16.8 points per game. In 1981-82, as a senior, Eddie again led United to the District Championship. He was the District and Laredo's leading scorer with a 26.6 per game scoring average. Sportswriters and coaches again selected him as Most Valuable Player for the city, district and region. Texas sportswriters voted him to the Class "AAAA" All-State First Team. Only three Laredo high school basketball players have ever been selected for that honor: Phillip Trammel (1956) and Hector Noyola, Jr. (1998) of Martin High are the other two honorees. Eddie represented South Texas in the 1982 Texas High Schools North/South game in Waco. He scored 13 points.