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O'Neal, Brees, Osterman, Williams headline Texas Sports HOF honorees

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WACO, Texas (AP) _ Shaquille O'Neal was a star in an overlooked Texas sport. Drew Brees was an overlooked player in the star of Texas high school athletics: football.

They were supposed to share a stage Monday night for induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame before O'Neal canceled hours after the NBA All-Star game in Houston, citing a family matter.

O'Neal was four-time NBA champion who won a Class 3A championship at San Antonio Cole in 1989. Brees, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback for New Orleans, won a state title at Austin Westlake in 1996.

The other inductees included Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and softball star Cat Osterman of the Texas Longhorns, baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews, Walt Garrison of the Dallas Cowboys and former Lubbock Monterey baseball coach Bobby Moegle.

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