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University Lab School to Honor Distinguished Alumni

07/01/2014 03:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – Four distinguished LSU University Laboratory School alumni will be honored at the University Laboratory School Foundation’s 15th-annual alumni recognition event, CUBS 2014, on Saturday, August 16, at The LSU Union Cotillion Ballroom. The event will honor the achievements of Brent Bankston, Class of ‘78 and Bobby Phillips, Class of ‘57 as they are inducted into the Alumni Hall of Distinction. The celebration also honors U-High athletic greats Glen “Big Baby” Davis, of the Class of ’04, and John Hamilton of the Class of ‘81 as they are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bankston is an orthopedic surgeon with the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Group. He has given countless hours back to the University High, and Baton Rouge community. Bankston currently serves as the team physician for University High School Athletics as well as LSU Football, basketball, track, swimming, soccer, volleyball and gymnastics.

Phillips has been a leader in the real estate and construction business since the 1960’s.  He was instrumental in the construction of the Baton Rouge Medical Center and the Santa Maria community in Baton Rouge. Phillips has served on numerous community Board’s including Coastal Conservation Association, Louisiana Power Board Association and the Chapel on the Campus.

Davis led University High to two state titles on the basketball court in the early to mid-2000s. He later helped lead LSU to the Final Four, winning the SEC Player of the Year award in 2006. In a seven-year NBA career, Davis has helped the Boston Celtics win a world championship, and played with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. Additionally the Glen “Big Baby” Foundation has changed the lives of many at risk youth in Baton Rouge.

Hamilton was a three-year letterman for the Cubs in basketball, football and track, and the first African-American starting quarterback in school history.  Addtionally he was the first African American basketball player to earn all-state honors, and went on to play at Nicholls State University. As a sports agent, Hamilton has represented:  Glen Davis; Garrett Temple; Daryl Hamilton; former LSU football greats Eddie Kennison, Rondell Mealy and Denard Walker; as well as current LSU Basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones.

The event will include a cocktail and hors d’oeurves reception beginning at 6 p.m., followed by induction ceremonies, awards presentation and acceptance speeches by the honorees at 7 p.m.  

There is limited seating for this special event. Reservations may be made by calling 225-578-3148 or by e-mail at Tickets are $75 per person.  

Donations to the University Lab School Foundation Development Fund in honor or in memory of the inductees maybe me made for alumni and friends unable to attend. For more information about the event contact Megan Bourgeois 225-578-1017or

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