Who would make your top 20

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gym from delhi
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Re: Who would make your top 20

Postby gym from delhi » Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:56 pm

Gotta put Bob Quick higher; he also played in the NBA for 5-6 years when there weren't a gazillion teams.
SC in DC
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Re: Who would make your top 20

Postby SC in DC » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:28 am

Gym, I said if I did the list again in a few days I’d probably move them around a little. You are right, Quick goes to 12 and everyone goes back one to his spot at 17. Thanks Also, it was 4 years in. NBA and 2 in ABA I think.
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Re: Who would make your top 20

Postby gundun » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:34 pm

I don't want to delete anyone from SC's list or the two honorable mentions already named but I suggest we make the list a Top 25 and add Joe Geiger. Remember that he led the nation in FT% one year and several times he was guy called upon to make a game winning shot and always hit it.
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Re: Who would make your top 20

Postby Lead Guitar » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:41 pm

It is tough not to include some of guys from the 50’s and 60’s that not only came from a different era, but different styles of basketball, especially how defenses were played. Most man-to-man D’S were just that— you’d follow your man into the second row if you had to. The zones were primarily 2-3 or 1-3-1. Not many specialty defenses. (Hank Stein, Joe Viviano, long forgotten, but remember our lone national championship other than three man polo!)

Comparing stats from two era’s is all but impossible. Steve Thomas and many others played no more than three years. Thomas was really one full year and two half years. He averaged nearly 30 a game. With no shot clock (Ed Junker, Al McQuire, Bill Muscleman and others were known as defensive coaches, but in reality, they held the ball for one or two minutes a possession and waited for a good shot. Therefore they limited a teams chances to score.) And of course the 3-pt shot. Probably give Thomas another 1000 points!

Great lists and great memories. Let’s hope we can add one or more from this year’s team.
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Re: Who would make your top 20

Postby skyhops » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:17 pm

I enjoyed some of those lists, but it seems many forgot about Jamie Gladden and Derek Strong. Gladden was a starter from day 1 and one of the better guards we have had.

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