Posted: 2/1/2008 9:20 PM
Posted: 2/1/2008 9:26 PM
Posted: 2/1/2008 9:30 PM
I'll buy that but the same reason you can't think of a better 4th team center is the reason he's there. Bryant Bowden? Dick Triptow? Andre Brown? Walter Downing?
Slim Pickens. Maybe our own Marty Embry would be a decent call.
Hunter's 20 and 10 performance at Duke and the fact he was a first round pick in the NBA gives him the edge here.
Posted: 2/1/2008 9:47 PM
Posted: 2/1/2008 9:50 PM
Posted: 2/1/2008 10:02 PM
Posted: 2/2/2008 2:33 PM
Posted: 2/2/2008 3:02 PM
Ahh the memories. When times were fun.
I was thinking maybe Terry Davis as one of the last 5 out. But, if I recall he had a really bad senior year.....when I believe he was counted on to be the leader. I think he mysteriously lost his shot that year. I may be wrong. All of the recent disappointment has clouded my memories.Maybe Sam Hoskin too? But, he was only with us 2 years and his Junior Year wasn't that great. I loved how hard he worked in his Sr. Year tho.
Posted: 2/2/2008 3:11 PM
Posted: 2/2/2008 3:24 PM
Gary Garland was MVP of the West Regional taking us to the Final Four in 1979 and along with Corzine took us to the final eight in 1978. If we had any bench in the Final Four game against Bird, Garland would have led us to a win and changed the course of college basketball. Garland nailed jumper after jumper in the first half but his legs finally gave out in the second half after a long tourney run.
I love Kleinschmidt but he can't touch that resume. Garland scored as much as TK and is also one of the best defensive guards in the history of college basketball. If they kept stats for steals his first two years he may be college basketball's all-time steals leader-- til this day.Gary Garland was a bitch on both ends of the floor and would have had a long career in the NBA if not for personal issues.He's also Whitney Houston's brother. Kleinschmidt's sister can't sing a lick.Seriously, having Garland on the first-team in a no-brainer for me. But hey, you can put TK on your first-team and I wouldn't scream bloody murder.
Posted: 2/2/2008 3:55 PM
Posted: 2/2/2008 9:26 PM
Posted: 2/2/2008 9:38 PM
Get Your Popcorn Ready......Go Blue Demons.
Posted: 2/2/2008 10:32 PM
Randolph was a forward... Dillard was great but usually the third or fourth option on his teams. Edwards was obviously a better pro but compare what Diener did in four years to what Edwards did in two. NCAA game against Dayton-- Diener scored 28 including 10-10 from the line-- most in OT and double OT. Edwards went 3-18 against KSU in the 1988 NCAA's. Diener's four year performance was more impressive than Edward's two-- despite what happened after college. Also, pop in the Missouri game in the NIT of Diener's senior year.McPherson over Diener. Please.But again, just opinions. except McPherson-- not even close.
Posted: 2/3/2008 11:22 PM
Posted: 2/4/2008 1:17 PM
Posted: 2/4/2008 3:52 PM
Posted: 2/4/2008 4:20 PM
There were two factors that got him on that last list. First, his numbers over four years are among the best in school history. I think the only player that filled up the career stat sheet more than Mejia is Kleinschmidt and Sammy may have been even better than TK. That J, has to count for something when you talk about all-time greats.Now, I hear you about Sammy's disappearing acts and poor leadership which is why a guy with those kind of career numbers can't even find his way onto the fourth team. I basically threw him on the honorable mention list because of the numbers.Also, let's not forget the job he did running the point as a freshman on a team that went to the second round of the NCAA's... and... his performances in some marquee wins like Kansas last year.BTW-- that last five list is in no particular order. And J, the same valid criticisms of Mejia were also uttered about Simmons.
Posted: 2/4/2008 4:24 PM
Posted: 2/4/2008 4:40 PM