College basketball is a game of history, exemplified by the stars of yesterday who set the bar for today's student athletes. Jon Teitel looks back at some of the forgotten (and not so forgotten) college basketball legends who made our game what it is today. Some of these names might bring back great memories, while others will mean nothing to you, but each of the player's below made an important mark on college basketball history.
Enjoy Jon Teitel's interviews with the following college basketball legends:
Vermont - Led UVA to 3 NCAA Tournaments (including win over Syracuse). Averaged 25.1 ppg in 2005.
Eastern Washington - EWU's All-time leading scorer & rebounder. First-team All-American '77. Third-team All-American '76
Wyoming - Averaged NCAA-Tournament best 27.8 ppg in 1987. Featured on Sports Illustrated cover.
Loyola-Chicago - Member of 1963 NCAA Champions. 2-time ABA All-Star.
ETSU - 2 time Conference Player of the Year. Conference leader in assists & steals. 4-year NBA career.
Colorado - 2 time Big 8 Player of the Year. Top 10 NBA pick in 1971. Top 5 in Colorado's point, rebounds, blocks list.
Rice - Owls all-time leading scorer. 1st Round pick in 1981. 15-year NBA career. Won Sixth Man of the Year twice.
Central Michigan - 3-time NBA All-Star. 5-time NBA All-Defensive team. 1975 MAC Player of the Year.
Butler - Bulldogs all-time leading scorer. Averaged 24.1 ppg for career. Played in ABA.
Pittsburgh - Big East Player of the Year. 2-time All-American. Lengthy NBA career.
Minnesota - #1 Pick in 1978 NBA Draft. Won back to back NBA titles. Gophers all-time leading scorer.
Drake - Led Bulldogs to lone Final Four trip. Averaged almost ppg in ABA career. Nicknamed "Wonderous"
Marc "Showbiz" Brown - Siena
Lanard Copeland - Georgia State
Ben Hinson - Charleston Southern
Richard "Doc" Sauers - Albany
Talvin Skinner - UMES
Frank Viera - Quinnipiac
Isaac Fontaine - Washington State
Darren Queenan - Lehigh
Troy Bell - Boston College
Joe Behling - Belmont
Dave Hoppen - Nebraska
Kelly Golob - Northern Arizona
Doug Day - Radford
Steve Barker - Samford
Evan Eschmeyer - Northwestern
Carrick DeHart - UC Santa Barbara
Michael Watson - UMKC
Mike Pegues - Delaware
Jamar Wilson - Albany
Lester Lyons - East Carolina
Charles "Bubba" Wells - Austin Peay
Jaycee Carroll - Utah State
Ernie Calverley - Rhode Island
Wayne Molis - Chicago State/Lewis University
Joe Carrabino - Harvard
Dickie Hemric - Wake Forest
Rick Raivio - Portland
Dwight "Bo" Lamar - UL Lafayette
Ron Cornelius - Pacific
Andy O'Donnell - Loyola (MD)
Wille Jackson - Centenary
Jerry Sloan - Evansville
Donell Taylor - UAB
Butch Lee - Marquette