Forgotten Legends

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Evansville's Larry Humes

April 25th, 2012
Larry Humes was also Indiana Mr. Basketball in 1962

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Larry Humes, the all-time leading scorer in Evansville history. Playing alongside Jerry Sloan, Humes was also a two-time All-America selection. 

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Washington State's James Donaldson (Part 1)

April 8th, 2012
Washington State great James Donaldson

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Washington State great James Donaldson. After two seasons of limited playing time Donaldson would eventually become the school's all-time leading shot blocker, going on to play a long professional career in both the NBA and Europe. 

Jon Teitel: You were born in England but grew up in California. Why did your family make the move to the US?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: CBS Color Commentator Clark Kellogg

March 29th, 2012
Clark Kellogg is one of the best to play at Ohio State

Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with one of the voices of the Final Four, CBS color commentator Clark Kellogg. But Kellogg was also an outstanding player, having won a Big Ten Player of the Year award at Ohio State in 1982. His son Nick is a member of the Ohio team that won the MAC tournament and reached the Sweet 16 before losing to North Carolina last week. 

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Ohio State's Jerry Lucas

March 29th, 2012
Ohio State great Jerry LucasRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ohio State great Jerry Lucas, who led the Buckeyes to the 1960 national title. Lucas won two MOP awards during his career in Columbus, helping lead the Buckeyes to three straight title game appearances. Lucas is one of three players in the history of basketball to have won a title at each of the following four levels: high school, college, NBA and the Olympics.

Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends: Ohio's Gary Trent

March 19th, 2012
Gary Trent is one of Ohio's greatest players

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ohio University great Gary Trent. The "Shaq of the MAC", Trent remains in the Top 5 in four major statistical categories at the school and he was also a three-time MAC Player of the Year. 

Jon Teitel: Your nickname was "Shaq of the MAC". Who gave it to you, and how did you like it?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Kent State's Trevor Huffman

March 5th, 2012
Kent State great Trevor Huffman

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Kent State great Trevor Huffman, who is still the school's all-time leading scorer. Huffman scored 1,820 points in his four seasons at Kent State, helping to lead the Golden Flashes to three NCAA tournament appearances and an Elite 8 in 2002. Huffman has since played professionally in five different countries as well as the CBA.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Harvard's Saul Mariaschin

February 22nd, 2012
Harvard great Saul Mariaschin (far right)

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Dan Mariaschin, cousin of late Harvard great Saul Mariaschin. After beginning his career at Syracuse Mariaschin served in the Navy during World War II, enrolling at Harvard upon his return. Mariaschin would play a year in the BAA (now the NBA) for the Boston Celtics. 

Jon Teitel: Saul started his career as a guard at Syracuse but joined the Navy after his freshman year. Why did he decide to enlist? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Savannah State's Johnny Mathis

February 15th, 2012
Savannah State great Johnny Mathis

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Savannah State great Johnny Mathis, who was a two-time all-conference selection during his time at the school. Mathis would go on to play professionally in the ABA, Eastern League and in Spain, and is currently a highly successful high school coach at John F. Kennedy High in the Bronx. 

Jon Teitel: You share a same name with the famous singer. Have you found that to be a good thing or a bad thing during your life? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Western Michigan's Paul Griffin

February 6th, 2012
Paul Griffin (#24) and the 1976 WMU BroncosIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Paul Griffin, one of the greatest players in the history of Western Michigan basketball. During his time in Kalamazoo, Griffin helped lead the Broncos to the 1976 NCAA tournament and left the school having scored more than 1,000 points and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds. From there Griffin went on to play seven seasons in the NBA for the New Orleans Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Iona's Jeff Ruland

January 22nd, 2012
Jeff Ruland was also a two-time NBA All-Star

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Iona great Jeff Ruland, who remains to this day one of the school's greatest players. Ruland still ranks in the Top 5 all-time in points, rebounds and field goal percentage, and he's now the head coach at the University of the District of Columbia. 

Jon Teitel: You were nicknamed "McNasty". Who gave you the nickname, and how did you like it?