Forgotten Legends

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Lipscomb Great John Pierce

August 14th, 2012
John Pierce is Lipscomb's all-time leading scorer and rebounderIn the lastest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lipscomb great John Pierce. During his four seasons in Nashville, Pierce lit up scoreboards to the tune of 4,230 points, a college record that stands to this day. After a five-year career in Australia and Japan, Pierce returned to Nashville where he's now a teach and coach at Franklin Road Academy.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Maine's Jeff Cross

August 7th, 2012
Maine logoIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer spent some time with Maine great Jeff Cross. Cross' story is a remarkable one, as in five years he went from a player who struggled to make his high school team to ECAC North Player of the Year. Cross is now the director of merchandising at Converse.

Jon Teitel: You did not start playing organized basketball until high school. Why did it take so long to get you on the court? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Clemson guard Terrell McIntyre

July 25th, 2012
Terrell McIntyre leads Clemson in three-pointers madeIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Clemson point guard Terrell McIntyre. McIntyre, who had to retire professionally due to arthritis in his hip, ranks as one of the best players in school history. McIntyre is still the school's all-time leader in made three-pointers, and he ranks in the top three in scoring (2nd), assists (3rd) and steals (2nd) as well.

Jon Teitel: You played for Rick Barnes at Clemson.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Hawaii's Tom Henderson

July 14th, 2012
Tom Henderson was an All-American at Hawai'i

CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to spend some time with Hawai'i great Tom Henderson, who also played in three NBA Finals and won a title with the Bullets in 1978. Henderson was also a member of the 1972 U.S. National Team that was famously robbed of the gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics. 

Jon Teitel: You grew up in the Bronx and played for high school power DeWitt Clinton (alma mater of such NBA legends as Dolph Schayes and Nate Archibald). How big a deal was basketball at your high school?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": FAU's Earnest Crumbley

June 30th, 2012
Earnest Crumbley is FAU's all-time leading scorerIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Florida Atlantic great Earnest Crumbley. Crumbley, who helped lead the Owls to their first-ever NCAA appearance in 2002, is still the school's all-time leader in points, assists, steals and made three-pointers.

Jon Teitel: Your coach at Florida Atlantic was Sidney Green, who was an All-American at UNLV before becoming a 10-year NBA veteran. What made him such a great coach, and what was the most important lesson you learned from him? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Northwestern State's John McConathy

June 17th, 2012
Northwestern State UniversityIn the most recent installment in his "Forgoteen Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Northwestern State great John McConathy. The McConathy family has become synonomous with Northwestern State over the year, and John was the one who got things rolling. McConathy is one of three All-American players in the history of the program, averaging 21.6 points per game in 1951.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": UNCG's Kyle Hines

June 2nd, 2012
Kyle Hines leads UNCG in points, rebounds and blocked shots

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with UNCG great Kyle Hines. Hines is one of four players in the history of the Southern Conference to earn all-conference honors in each of his four seasons, and he remains the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Lafayette's Tracy Tripucka

May 22nd, 2012
Tracy Tripucka remains Lafayette's all-time leading scorerRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lafayette great Tracy Tripucka, who is still the school's all-time leading scorer. Most basketball fans should be familiar with his younger brother Kelly, but Tracy was a three-time All-American who finished his collegiate career with 1,973 points.

Jon Teitel: Your dad Frank was an All-American QB at Notre Dame and later threw the first TD pass in the history of the AFL. What was it like to grow up as the son of a pro athlete, and did you ever consider going into football?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Fairleigh Dickinson's Desi Wilson

May 14th, 2012
Desi Wilson scored more than 1,900 points at FDU

Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with former Fairleigh Dickinson great Desi Wilson as part of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series. Wilson scored 1,902 points during his time at FDU and remains the school's all-time leading scorer. Wilson went on to play pro baseball in both the MLB and Japan before becoming a minor league hitting instructor. 

Jon Teitel: In 1990 you led the conference with 22.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and was named conference POY. What did it mean to you to win such an outstanding individual honor?

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Colorado State's Pat Durham

May 4th, 2012
Pat Durham is CSU's all-time leader in points and rebounds

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Colorado State great Pat Durham. By the time Durham left Fort Collins he was the program's all-time leader in both points and rebounds, marks he still holds to this day. 

Jon Teitel: Colorado State head coach Boyd Grant liked to wear a fedora. What was he like to play for, and how did you like his ensemble?