Willie Cager, a skilled low-post player, scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in the championship game against Kentucky.
Cager has made his home in El Paso, dedicating his life to educating children. He is the coordinator of the Ysleta Independent School District's After School Basketball Program.
He has launched the Willie Cager Foundation to raise money to build his dream of several multi-purpose athletic and academic complexes for El Paso's youngsters.
Cager has two sons and one daughter.