Forgotten Legends

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Centenary Great Willie Jackson

February 7th, 2011
Willie Jackson remains Centenary's all-time leading scorer

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Centenary great Willie Jackson, the school's all-time leading scorer while also ranking second in rebounding. Aptly nicknamed "The Legend" by players when an assistant at his alma mater, Jackson is now the head coach at Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

Jon Teitel: Your nickname is "Legend". Who gave it to you, and how do you like it?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Loyola (MD) Great Andy O'Donnell

February 1st, 2011
Andy O'Donnell is one of two Greyhounds to reach the NBAIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Loyola (MD) great Andy O'Donnell. A guard who helped lead the Greyhounds to three NAIA Tournament appearances, O'Donnell remains just one of two Loyola (MD) alums to have played in the NBA. Mike Morrison (1990) was the other Greyhound to have reached the NBA.

Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to go to Loyola?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Pacific Great Ron Cornelius

January 26th, 2011
Ron Cornelius is the all-time leading scorer in Pacific historyIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Pacific's all-time leading scorer, Ron Cornelius. Cornelius, a two-time All-American at Pacific, helped lead the Tigers to the 1979 NCAA Tournament. After spending a decade overseas playing basketball, Cornelius now works for Konica Minolta while also helping coach a high school basketball team.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Louisiana-Lafayette's Dwight "Bo" Lamar

January 16th, 2011
Bo Lamar remains Lafayette's all-time leading scorer

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with UL Lafayette legend Dwight "Bo" Lamar. One of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history, Lamar still ranks second all-time in points scored. The one player he couldn't surpass: the great "Pistol" Pete Maravich. 

Jon Teitel: Who gave you the nickname "Bo" and how do you like it?

Dwight "Bo" Lamar: I like it. My older brother was "Big Bo", so my family just called me Bo.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Portland Great Rick Raivio

January 10th, 2011
Rick Raivio remains Portland's all-time leading rebounderIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with University of Portland great Rick Raivio. Raivio was a two-time All-American during his career, leaving the school as the program's all-time leading rebounder. Now working in real estate, Rick has had two of his three sons play in the WCC (Derek at Gonzaga and Nik at Portland).

Jon Teitel: In 1974 you won a state title at Benson under legendary coach Dick Gray. What made Gray such a great coach and what did it mean to you to win the title?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric

January 5th, 2011
Dickie Hemric remains Wake's leading scorer & rebounder

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Wake Forest great Dickie Hemric. Hemric, who remains the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, is also the ACCs all-time leading rebounder. His point total led the NCAA until Oscar Robinson passed him and in 2003 he was named one of the 50 greatest players in ACC history. 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Interview Series: Harvard's Joe Carrabino

December 26th, 2010
Joe Carrabino remains Harvard's all-time leading scorerIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Harvard great Joe Carrabino. Carrabino, who is the only player in Harvard history to be named Ivy League Player of the Year, is the school's all-time leading scorer with a total of 1,880 points. A sixth round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in 1985, Carrabino is currently the managing director at AEA Investors.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Lewis College Great Wayne Molis

December 21st, 2010
Wayne Molis scored the most points in a game at 2 schoolsIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Todd Molis, brother of the late Wayne Molis. Wayne began his collegiate career at Chicago State (then Chicago Teachers College) before transferring to Lewis University for his final two seasons. Wayne holds the school record at both schools for points scored in a single game to this day.

Jon Teitel: Wayne's nickname was "Big Moe", and he later had a bar in Chicago called "Big Moe's". Who gave him the nickname, and how did he like it?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Rhode Island Great Ernie Calverley

December 15th, 2010
Ernie Calverley averaged 26.7 ppg as a sophomoreIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" player interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with the son of the late Rhode Island great Ernie Calverley, Ernie Jr. Ernie Sr., who led Frank Keaney's "Runnin' Rams" to a second place finish in the 1946 NIT, was named MVP of that tournament despite his team not winning and still owns the school record for points per game average in the single season (26.7 ppg in 1944). Ernie Sr. was a three-time All-America at URI and ranks fifth all-time in career scoring.