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May 3, 2012

BROOKLYN’S FIVE GREATEST PLAYERS

In honor of the Nets moving to Brooklyn, I give you my top five greatest basketball players of all-time from Brooklyn. Keep in mind, it’s the entire body of work.

1-Billy Cunningham: Erasmus Hall – “The Kangaroo Kid” scored 21 PPG and pulled down 10 RPG over an 11 year career. Billy C. could drive the ball to the rim and also pull up for the mid-range. In 1970, Cunningham had 3 straight triple doubles.  Came off the bench for one of the greatest teams ever, 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers. 5-time all-star. Knee problems cut his career short in 1976; he was 32.

2-Lenny Wilkins: Boys High – Played just one season at Boys; his senior year.  The left-handed point guard played 15 years in the league.  9-time NBA all-star. Considered to have one of the highest basketball I.Q.’s in the game.  Wilkins dished out 6 assists per game. Scored 16 PPG. Wilkins could score and share the ball. Was like a coach on the floor. Matter of fact, he was a player-coach in Portland.

3-Connie Hawkins: Boys High – “The Hawk”. I read a great book about him titled, “Foul.” Must read by David Wolf.  Hawkins scored 18 PPG over 9 years in the ABA and NBA.  5-time all-star.  Attended the University of Iowa but never played a game for the Hawkeyes due to his alleged connection with point shaving.  Hawkins was never found guilty of any charge.

4-Chris Mullin: Xaverian – The smooth-stroking, 6’6″ left-hander with the feathery touch scored 18 PPG over 16 years. 5-time all-star.  Mullin pulled down 4 rebounds per game and dished out 3 assists during his career. All-time leading scorer at St. John’s University.  Great teammate, excellent passer and always played hard. Member of the original Dream Team.  Played his grammar school ball at STA.  Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. Now announcing games for ESPN.

5-Bernard King: Ft. Hamilton – One of the toughest offensive players in the low post I have ever seen. Not to mention he was like an express train on the fastbreak. BK scored 22 PPG over 14 years. 4-time NBA all-star.  Take away his knee injury, his numbers are a lot higher. Dropped 60 on the Nets on Christmas Day in 1984 but lost the game. Can’t forget his back-to-back  50 point nights in ’84 vs the Spurs and Mavericks. The Hall of Fame is making a major omission by not having him in Springfield. (Update: On September 8, 2013 BK was inducted into the HOF)

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  1. This is a good a list but I guess you based it off there pro career. Guys like Fly Williams and Pearl Washington should be on here.

    Comment by Drew keeling — May 3, 2012 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

    • Based on overall body of work…

      Pro career is important.

      Pearl was a great HS and college player.

      Fly, well what can you say. Outstanding 2 years at Austin Peay

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 3, 2012 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

  2. Great list.. Hawk would have ben number one and Brown would have been higher if not for being falsely accussed… Supposedly, Jack Molinas cleared Hawkins ….

    Comment by jimmy vac — May 3, 2012 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

    • Jimmy, I agree. Doug Moe and Tony Jackson were involved too; All Moe did was meet with them, and say “no” – but he took money for a flight back home.

      Tony Jackson was banned from the NBA.

      I am going back to read “Foul” once again.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 3, 2012 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

  3. Red, Jimmy O’Brien went to St Francis Prep and had some career at Boston College. Played 7 seasons in the ABA. Still has some assist records at BC. Another Honorable Mention would be George Bruns. One of the quickest guys around.

    Comment by Dan Leary — May 4, 2012 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

    • Dan,

      I gave Jim some thought; not enough time though in ABA…

      Same with Bruns.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

  4. Great list! Sebastian Telfair is still young enough to improve and in the future at least make the Honorable Mention List and perhaps more.

    Comment by Glenn Thomas — May 4, 2012 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

    • Glenn, thanks. Agree with Telfair.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  5. nice work, but without tony jackson and pearl washington, it has huge omissions

    Comment by hchoops — May 4, 2012 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

    • HC Hoops,

      As good as Tony Jackson was, he only played 138 games in the ABA and was banned from the NBA in 1962.

      Pearl Washington was another fine player at Boys and Syracuse but 3 seasons in the NBA didn’t get him on the list.

      It’s the body of work over the career.

      Thanks for writing.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  6. Carnesecca said jackson and mullin are the 2 best ever at sju
    not tj’s fault he was banned
    imo you are weighing the pro part too heavily

    Comment by hchoops — May 4, 2012 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

    • HC Hoops,

      I’m weighing their pro career too heavily?

      What does the Basketball Hall of Fame do when they induct a player? Do they nominate someone for 2 or 3 good years? No, they go with their career.

      The body of work is what it’s all about.

      Great conversation though.

      Let’s see your list.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  7. that’s tony jackson

    Comment by hchoops — May 4, 2012 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

  8. Thank you for YOUR list- I know you put a lot of work into it- I am not really a BBall fan, but I love seeing people write about their passions- and if I am making a list of, say, my top ten movies filmed in Brooklyn, it is my list- and I can omit or add anyone I want to it :)

    Comment by Maureen Rice (Flanagan) — May 4, 2012 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Maureen, yes I did put a lot of work into it and you’re right! It’s my list. LOL

      Have a good weekend.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  9. Lloyd Daniels amazingly was able to rebound from that crack buying incident at UNLV to a decent 5 year NBA run.

    Comment by BL — May 4, 2012 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

    • B you are right about Daniels over coming his problems. But check his stats; 200 total games, 17 minutes per game. First 2 years with Spurs, 77 games and 66 games. After that, all downhill.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 4, 2012 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

  10. Bernard King does belong in the Hall for his game but I think the Hall is afraid of his baggage. Not so much for the cocaine and DWI busts as for that forcible sexual abuse charge way back at Utah which he was able to plead down to ATTEMPTED forcible sexual abuse. It would land him on a sex offenders list if it happened today. He was also charged less than 10 years ago for beating his wife, who had him arrested but then dropped the charges. The ladies might picket!

    Comment by Danno — May 4, 2012 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

    • Danno, good point…

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  11. ok, Hoopscoach–here goes–but only players i’ve seen
    1-Hawkins 2-Cunningham 3-R. Brown 4-L Wilkins 5-T. Jackson 6-C. Mullin 7-B. King 8-S. Marbury 9-M Jackson 10-L.Free 11-J.McMillian 12-H.Hairston 13-T.Stith 14-D.Washington 15-E.Conlin 16-V.Johnson 20-R Blackman 21-G Huston 22-A King 23-J O’Brien 24-R Blackman 25T-S Green 25T-J Salley 25T-G Trapp

    Comment by hchoops — May 5, 2012 @ 8:25 am | Reply

    • HC Hoops,

      Great list!

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 10:56 am | Reply

    • Rolando Blackman at 24? WOW…guy was on the 1980 USA Olympic team. Was all-american 1st at K-State and scored over 17,000 points in the NBA! And no Mike Dunleavy? WOW…

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  12. Putting Billy “the Kangaroo Kid” Cunningham high on the list was an exellent decision. Meets all the requirements. Solid pro career, in both NBA and ABA. A lot of people don’t know this but Cunningham was having knee problems when he was in his early 20s. After Philly won the NBA title in 1967, Philly returned to the NBA Eastern Finals in 1968. That year, they lost to Boston in 7 games. While many people wanted to focus on how Chamberlain “choked” again, according to Matt Guokas, former player and coach, Cunningham sat out most of that playoff series with injuries. The young (at the time) Cunningham took so much pressure off the other 76ers that when he was out Philly didn’t get a chance to repeat. Sometimes, the value of a player isn’t realized until they’re not around anymore.

    Wilkens a good choice, also. Between 1969 and 1972, Wilkens served as player-coach for Seattle, which was a 1968 expansion team. As full-time coach, he helped lead them to Seattle’s only title victory over Washington in 1979. That Basketball IQ you mentioned doesn’t get enough some times.

    Comment by David Cullen — May 5, 2012 @ 9:58 am | Reply

    • Dave, more on Billy C.

      Remember the Sixers went 9-73 in 72-73?

      Well a big reason for the awful record? The courts ruled that Cunningham leave the Sixers and go back to Carolina in the ABA. So he wasn’t on that team.

      The year before that poor season, In 71-72, the Sixers won 30 games with Cunningham as their leading scorer.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  13. one of billy c’s nick-names–billy leapingham
    do you know the unique thing about his graduation ?
    my bad on blackman–i have him twice
    he should be only #20- and m dunleavy is #24
    i did not see much of blackman until the end of his pro career

    Comment by hchoops — May 5, 2012 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  14. did you like my final name ?

    Comment by hchoops — May 5, 2012 @ 11:35 am | Reply

    • Gerard was a great player…

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  15. Every player listed whether in the top 25 or honorable mention was a great player in their own right. As I’ve stated earlier I agree with your Top 5 but
    that order to me is not important. My only disagreement is how anyone could have Mullin not in the top 5. Chris Mullin’s body of work is just as impressive if not the most impressive of the bunch. He won the CHSAA city title on both the Frosh and JV levels at Power Memorial. After transferring to Xaverian and sitting out his junior year, in his senior he won a New York State championship by defeating a very talented Alexander Hamilton HS team led by Jerry Reynolds, Carey Scurry, Beetle Washington, Anthony Cosell Brown, and Andre Ervin. At Saint John’s he won the Naismith Award which is the equivalent to winning the Heismann in college football. He averaged 24-25 points per game in the NBA for 4-5 seasons straight with Golden State and won 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Team USA. He was recently inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was an All Star numerous times. Pretty impressive!

    Comment by Glenn Thomas — May 5, 2012 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

    • Glenn,

      I agree on Mullin’s accomplishments; and to me, that is the deciding factor when comparing player for this list.

      To me, greatness and success is all about the body of work. Not just what you did in HS. Or a year or two in college. Your progress along the way is key in your overall success.

      We could have a list of guys that were great in HS but fizzled out in college. Maybe they had a couple of goods years in college (that makes for an entire different list)

      Shoot, we can even post an all-time CYO team if we want.

      But I chose to reward guys on career achievements; guys like Mike Dunleavy and Geoff Huston.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

    • Glenn, Red, Based on body of work, Armond Hill who received honorable mention won city championship in high school, had great career at Princeton, won an Olympic medal and was an NBA All Star 4 or 5 times. Thats a pretty good resume.

      Comment by Dan Leary — May 5, 2012 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

      • Danny,

        I understand the “Falcon blood” runs deep and thick but you are way off on your Armond material.

        Never was an NBA all-star.

        At Princeton scored 13 PPG in 4 year career.

        In the NBA scored 6 PPG and handed out 4.7 assists per game over his career.

        Best year in the NBA was 10 PPG and 5 assists per game.

        Solid player, no doubt.

        As for USA Olympic team, he never was on a team.

        Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

  16. I also forgot to mention that in high school Mullin was a Parade HS All All American and while in college he was a first team All American while at Saint John’s.

    Comment by Glenn Thomas — May 5, 2012 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

    • Outstanding player…gym rat. Great teammate too.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  17. mully might have stayed at power if his jv coach steve donohue had been named as varsity coach earlier
    xaverian was the beneficiary
    he would have been only #2 in power lore

    Comment by hchoops — May 5, 2012 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

    • HC Hoops,

      You should email me at hoops135@hotmail.com

      I heard a different story as to why Mullin left Power.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 5, 2012 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  18. Regarding Mark Jackson, he was not only behind Pearl and Kenny Smith, but also Kenny Hutchison (Benjamin Franklin and Arkansas) and Ed Davender ( boys and Kentucky) He had the best career by far Also for either 3-4 years in a row when Mullin was with TMJ, there was only one player in the NBA who had more PPG, Rebs and assists than him – MJ. Both Jackson and Mullin got the most out of their talent. And always had a special place for Lenny Wilkins, raised by his widowed Irish mother

    Comment by Mr. Guest — May 5, 2012 @ 11:34 pm | Reply

    • Mr. Guest,

      Great post on this Sunday morning.

      You hit the nail on the head.

      I also think that Billy Donovan might have been in that class?

      Also, a shooting guard they called “radar” out of Springfield Gardens (played with Anthony Mason) was a the best shooter in the city.

      To conclude, a year or two later, a kid by the name of Rod Strickland took over the reigns in the city.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 6, 2012 @ 7:22 am | Reply

  19. One line about Mullin being such a gym rat … While at Golden State, he was the whitest white guy because he spent so little time in the sun…
    Isiah Thomas may have been a great player but I could not believe how shabbily he treated Wilkens when he fired him. Coaches are hired to be
    fired but there is the right way to do things…

    Comment by jimmy vac — May 6, 2012 @ 8:16 am | Reply

    • Jim,

      On Chris Mullin topic (white, west coast, gym rat, etc).

      Someone once asked Kiki Vandeweghe why his skin was so white/pale, living on West coast.

      “The sun doesn’t shine in the gym.” He said.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 6, 2012 @ 9:00 am | Reply

  20. People talk about how Lenny Wilkens was treated poorly by Isaiah Thomas but Thomas and the Knicks’ also treated Don Chaney just as bad.

    Comment by Glenn Thomas — May 6, 2012 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  21. hc
    billy d was indeed the same class as mark j et al–’83

    Comment by hchoops — May 6, 2012 @ 10:36 am | Reply

  22. Cuz,
    Find them both inexcusable. Chaney and Wilkins always represented the game at the highest level and Isiah handled both firings badly. Lost alot of respect for Isaih as a man. He may have been justified in letting them go but it was the way that it was done that was classless.
    Steven, Kiki was a great shooter with great range…

    Comment by jimmy vac — May 6, 2012 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

    • Kiki was a great teammate and hard worker. He had a great shot fake, where he’d get his defender up in the air and drive the ball to the basket. He was great on the baseline.

      Comment by hoopscoach — May 6, 2012 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

  23. Thanks for the mention of Armand Hill. The only star to come out of Bishop Ford in any sport

    Comment by Don C — May 18, 2012 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  24. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ELDRIDGE WEBB…ADD HIM TO YOUR LIST NEXT TIME..HIGH ON YOUR LIST.ALSO CHARLIE DONOVAN OF ERASMUS HALL.

    Comment by clarence h — September 14, 2012 @ 11:10 pm | Reply

    • Ok Clarence, thanks. Hope all is well.

      Comment by hoopscoach — September 15, 2012 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  25. Great list. Learned a lot too. I was thinking of a lot of players i remember from brooklyn. But sometimes I think we fall in love with how good they were in high school or how good they were when we saw them. Its not just about who was good. The list will never end. Brooklyn playgrounds produced many great talents. Its about being good and continuing to be good for a long period of time. That is the difference. When you look at the whole body of work, that trims down the list of Brooklyn greats…

    Comment by David Wright — September 26, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

    • Well said David…

      That’s what the list was all about.

      Not schoolyard legends that scored 75 points in a summer league game; like you mentioned, it was based on the body of work over the long haul.

      Thanks for taking the time to write.

      Comment by hoopscoach — September 27, 2012 @ 6:06 am | Reply

  26. Mark Jackson wasn’t from Brooklyn. Sam Worthen, Fly Williams, Booger Smith, Chales & Lamont Jones, Lloyd Daniels, Tony Jackson. Your list is lacking !!!

    Comment by J burke — November 14, 2012 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

    • Ok thanks for your input…but Mark played at a “BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL” so that counts for something.

      Let’s see your list.

      And by the way, read the entire entry. I went on overall career.

      Booger Smith? Come on man, your knowledge is lacking. Lamont Jones?

      Sure these guys were good schoolyard players

      Comment by hoopscoach — November 14, 2012 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  27. Phil Sellers? Sparky Donovan? Eddie Simmons? Mark is from St. Albans and Lloyd spent his time between Queens and BK. I’m not going to put my Dad onto this list. Anybody above Connie and Roger Brown? That’s a problem. A biiiiiiig problem-lol. Think about it. How can Billy Cunningham be number 1, when Connie is on the short list of greatest of ALL TIME. Top players should just be about talent and “Pac” (DeWayne Washington) was as big as they come. Booga too. Red Auerbach and Larry Brown should get an honorable mention.

    Comment by hue2 — December 10, 2012 @ 1:33 am | Reply

    • Hue 2,

      Read the qualifications;

      THE ENTIRE BODY OF WORK!

      Which means over their career; not snatching a quarter off a backboard.

      Mark Jackson played his HS ball in BROOKLYN!

      You mention some good guys but you are clueless about Billy Cunningham.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Comment by hoopscoach — December 10, 2012 @ 6:49 am | Reply

  28. Oh yeah, no Jackie Jackson who came out to Queens and snatched a quarter off the top of the backboard. Shouldn’t Beatle Washington get a mention?

    Comment by hue2 — December 10, 2012 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  29. Mark Jackson for the record was born in Brooklyn and at the age of 6-7 moved to Queens. Having played his HS ball in Brooklyn would certainly qualify him as a Brooklynite. As for “Beetle” Washington..he was a nice player that was a penetrator that couldn’t shoot. He had a fine career at Alexander Hamilton playing with great players such as Jerry Reynolds, Cosell Brown, Carey Scurry, and Andre Ervin with Reynolds and Scurry playing in the NBA. Beetle went on to have a nice career at The Univ. of New Orleans with fellow Brooklynite and Wingate Prep star “Big” John Harris. I would put Beetle in that second tier with the likes of Ed Davender and Ed Cota, Schoolyard legends that went on to higher levels certainly deserve attention but the overall body of work (high school, college, and pro) decide who belongs on this list. Fly Williams was a nice player but only had a cup of coffee with the Spirits of Saint Louis in the ABA. His teammate Freddie Lewis deserves ore accolades. Another maybe Kenny Charles who played for the Buffalo Braves and Brooklyn Prep.

    Comment by Glenn Thomas — December 10, 2012 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Glenn, the operative term was ‘Body of Work’. We can’t put someone on the list who dominated high school. We looked at their NBA career too.

      Comment by hoopscoach — December 11, 2012 @ 6:51 am | Reply

  30. I was raised on a steady diet of Billy Cunningham (remember when he ripped up his knee and was carried off the court by his teammates into the lockeroom) one of my ol dads prize possessions is this 1959 PSAL yearbook with Connie and Boys High on the cover. Inside they profiled Roger Brown, Billy Cunningham… With respect to Jackie Jackson was drafted in the NBA at the time when there was still a quota on the number of Black players. He did play years with the Globetrotters, and like Peewee and Pearl are one of the greatest players to play in the CIAA. So maybe if the times were different has career would have been different. But he should be on the list above Sidney Green-Lol. Sidney Green-lol what did he ever do? Do you remember him in the NBA? When you talk to people from other cities you don’t say “Sidney Green is from NY” ha-ha-ha. And if body of work is your criteria, then shouldn’t Red be up there? But we can agree to disagree (Connie HAS to be number 1-lol). That being said, I love the fact you posted the list. It gets people talking. And it is YOUR list after all ;)

    Comment by hue2 — January 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Hue 2

      Good stuff.

      Wish I could have seen Jackie play in HS.

      Comment by hoopscoach — January 12, 2013 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  31. Hue 2,

    I kept my top five, took down the other 20. Thought I had done that a while ago. It was very difficult after first five.

    Thanks again for writing.

    Comment by hoopscoach — January 12, 2013 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

  32. Because of the overwhelming presence of Brooklyn players. … thought I’d share. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/24/sports/basketball/new-yorks-best-basketball-players-as-picked-by-insiders.html

    Comment by hue2 — January 21, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Hue 2

      Comment by hoopscoach — January 21, 2013 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  33. Found this page by searching for Charlie Donovan of Erasmus. He led Erasmus to the 1961 City Championship after Cunningham graduated in January. Speaking of Erasmus, sorry to see there was no mention of George “Brother” Thompson. He led Erasmus to the 1965-66 City Championship along with Coak Cannon and Oliver Shannon. Thompson was Al McGuire’s first recruit at Marquette and was their all time scoring leader there until a few years ago. He was also an All Star in the ABA and replaced Oscar Robertson on the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Comment by Matty11209 — October 7, 2013 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

    • Matty,

      Thanks for writing. George was a very good player. He played one year in the NBA and scored 10 PPG. Not taking anything away from him but very hard to place him in the top five all-time from Brooklyn.

      Hope all is well.

      Comment by hoopscoach — October 7, 2013 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  34. Went to Erasmus, watched Roger Brown demolish Cunningham both at EHHS and Wingate gym. eat he up like a man playing a boy, many times from the inside to the outside, from 4 point line and in. . Roger had a great career with the Pacers, the ultimate team player. He was the best Brooklyn had to offer to the B ball gods after the Hawk. Connie Hawkins was a grand Harlem Globetrotter, set the standard in the short lived ABL, help put the ABA on his back and still had enough in the tank to have a few great years in the NBA.
    Billy C left the Hall in January not due to graduation but to graduate from Prep school to be eligible to play for NC. Charlie Donavan lead EHHS to the PSAL championship at MSG. in effect Billy , the kangaroo kid, who was great and I liked was actually the second best player on the team. Sparky Donovan was a legend who was allowed to wither on the vine, wrong color, wrong size wrong time. he had every move in the book and would have been commandingly figure in any league at any time.
    To dismiss George Thompson off his body of work in the NBA is unfair he was a dominant score in The ABA.
    He averaged close to 25 points a game on a team were no one passes him the ball, ok to be fair if he touched it he would not give it up.
    Doug Moe was a great high school player and was also a leading figure in the early years of the ABA.
    Perhaps no one Wilens included was as smart as LarryBrown, small, lacking great physical presence he was a great college player, but honestly not sure we’re he went to HS , in college he was a early leader of great guards who played in south from NYC and teamed up with Moe in the early years of the ABA.
    Was MacMillian from Jefferson mentioned, superior HS player, great college career at NYU and solid as a rock in NBA.
    Vaugh Harper from Boys was a great HS player did well in Syracuse,not top 25 but worth of shout out.
    Anyone remember Billy Cannon?
    Lastly many of these guys were pasted over playing in the quota days of NBA and were too exciting for that league at that time.
    Still have my GO card and remember watching for fifty cent admission in old MSG.

    Comment by Billy Giddins — December 22, 2013 @ 1:16 am | Reply

    • Billy,

      Great stuff…

      Comment by hoopscoach — December 22, 2013 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  35. Great thread! I’d like to throw in one for the old timers: Rudy LaRusso. Star at James Madison HS, Dartmouth and the NBA. Ten years with the Lakers and Warriors, scored over 11500 points (15.6 ppg) and 7000 rebounds.

    Comment by George Farrell — June 15, 2014 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

    • George,

      That’s a good call.

      Comment by hoopscoach — June 15, 2014 @ 5:37 pm | Reply


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