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thoroughly enjoyed the article “Terror in the Gulf” featuring the story of Ray Downs Jr. (“Conversation,” February 2019). While attending the University of Texas at Austin during the fall of 1957, I saw a Raymond Downs who played center for the Texas Longhorns basketball squad. Downs camped in the lane under the goal (there was no three-second lane violation then), and with great head fakes and quick positioning he was able to make many easy layups and bank shots off the glass. Could this be

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