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Since it's the off season, and there's not a whole lot to talk about, I got bored and put together my All Time Team for each Big 10 school (save Indiana...that's been done ad nauseum). This might not draw much interest, but curious who I might have omitted or who others think should have made the list...Partially based on my own opinion, and partially based on stats (You try digging up an all time team for Northwestern!)...Enjoy...

Illinois
Nick Weatherspoon
Deon Thomas
Eddie Johnson
Deron Williams
Derek Harper


Iowa
Luka Garza
Roy Marble
Kevin Kunnert
BJ Armstrong
Ronnie Lester


Maryland
Len Elmore
Len Bias
Albert King
John Lucas
Juan Dixon


Michigan
Roy Tarpley
Chris Webber
Glenn Rice

Cazzie Russell
Gary Grant
Jamal Crawford

Michigan State
Jay Vincent
Greg Kelser
Steve Smith
Shawn Respert
Magic Johnson


Minnesota
Mychael Thompson
Kevin McHale
Willie Burton
Lou Hudson
Ray Williams


Northwestern
Evan Eschmeyer
John Shurna
Shon Morris
Drew Crawford
Bryant McIntosh


Nebraska
Dave Hoppen
Andre Smith
Shavon Shields
Eric Piatkowski
Tyronn Lue

Ohio State
Jerry Lucas
Deshaun Thomas
Jim Jackson
Kelvin Ransey
Dennis Hopson


Penn State
Calvin Booth
Lamar Stevens
Jamelle Cornley
Joe Crispin
Talor Battle


Purdue
Joe Barry Carroll
Dave Schellhase
E’Twaun Moore

Glenn Robinson
Rick Mount
Bruce Parkinson


Rutgers
Myles Johnson
Phil Sellers
James Bailey
Eddie Jordan
Quincy Douby

Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky
Ethan Happ
Sam Dekker
Alondo Tucker
Michael Findley
 

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5 minutes ago, BobSaccamanno said:

Interesting.   Fun discussion.  What about Otis Birdsong for Rutgers or Cassie Russell for Michigan?

Gotta go with Cazzie Russell and how about John Havlicek.

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5 minutes ago, BobSaccamanno said:

Interesting.   Fun discussion.  What about Otis Birdsong for Rutgers or Cassie Russell for Michigan?

There's an excellent case for Cazzie...I tried to remain true to Center, 2 forwards and 2 guards, and Michigan is pretty stacked there...

Birdsong played at the University of Houston...

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3 minutes ago, jv1972iu said:

Gotta go with Cazzie Russell and how about John Havlicek.

I tried to go more off of their college game...Hondo was pretty good in college, but Ohio State has had a lot of great college players...

And Michigan and OSU were two of the more difficult ones...

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1 minute ago, IUFLA said:

There's an excellent case for Cazzie...I tried to remain true to Center, 2 forwards and 2 guards, and Michigan is pretty stacked there...

Birdsong played at the University of Houston...

Good job!   Appreciate the older guys you included.   😊

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Just now, IUFLA said:

I tried to go more off of their college game...Hondo was pretty good in college, but Ohio State has had a lot of great college players...

That's fair.   😊

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I envisioned this exercise as fluid, counting on the members to help get it right...

So Cazzie Russell it is...Who does he replace? Webber or Rice?

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40 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

Since it's the off season, and there's not a whole lot to talk about, I got bored and put together my All Time Team for each Big 10 school (save Indiana...that's been done ad nauseum). This might not draw much interest, but curious who I might have omitted or who others think should have made the list...Partially based on my own opinion, and partially based on stats (You try digging up an all time team for Northwestern!)...Enjoy...

Illinois
Nick Weatherspoon
Deon Thomas
Eddie Johnson
Deron Williams
Derek Harper


Iowa
Luka Garza
Roy Marble
Kevin Kunnert
BJ Armstrong
Ronnie Lester


Maryland
Len Elmore
Len Bias
Albert King
John Lucas
Juan Dixon


Michigan
Roy Tarpley
Chris Webber
Glenn Rice
Gary Grant
Jamal Crawford

Michigan State
Jay Vincent
Greg Kelser
Steve Smith
Shawn Respert
Magic Johnson


Minnesota
Mychael Thompson
Kevin McHale
Willie Burton
Lou Hudson
Ray Williams


Northwestern
Evan Eschmeyer
John Shurna
Shon Morris
Drew Crawford
Bryant McIntosh


Nebraska
Dave Hoppen
Andre Smith
Shavon Shields
Eric Piatkowski
Tyronn Lue

Ohio State
Jerry Lucas
Deshaun Thomas
Jim Jackson
Kelvin Ransey
Dennis Hopson


Penn State
Calvin Booth
Lamar Stevens
Jamelle Cornley
Joe Crispin
Talor Battle


Purdue
Joe Barry Carroll
Dave Schellhase
E’Twaun Moore
Rick Mount
Bruce Parkinson


Rutgers
Myles Johnson
Phil Sellers
James Bailey
Eddie Jordan
Quincy Douby

Wisconsin
Frank Kaminski
Ethan Happ
Sam Dekker
Alondo Tucker
Michael Findley
 

No Big Dog?!

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3 minutes ago, Stlboiler23 said:

No Big Dog?!

Yeah, over Moore...Not Schellhase...

I tend not to put too much effort into anything Purdue...

 

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22 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I envisioned this exercise as fluid, counting on the members to help get it right...

So Cazzie Russell it is...Who does he replace? Webber or Rice?

Over Rice.

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3 minutes ago, jv1972iu said:

What about Terry Dischinger?  😊

I did consider him (all Terre Haute guys get a little extra from me as well as Martinsville guys...hard for me to leave Jerry Sichting off) but the call was him or Schellhase...

We'll leave it to our resident Boilermaker...what say thee, @Stlboiler23?

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23 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I did consider him (all Terre Haute guys get a little extra from me as well as Martinsville guys...hard for me to leave Jerry Sichting off) but the call was him or Schellhase...

We'll leave it to our resident Boilermaker...what say thee, @Stlboiler23?

I’ll go Schellhase but it’s close. 

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8 minutes ago, Steubenhoosier said:

John Wooden

Another Martinsville guy, but I wanted to keep it semi current...If I had gone back that far, I'd have put Charles "Stretch" Murphy in there too...

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9 minutes ago, OGIUAndy said:

Crawford was good at UM, but I don't think he would sniff the top 5 tbh. Rudy T has to be discussed. 

I tried to think through the Michigan guards...Joubert, Green, Robinson, Burke, and Rose all had good careers there...Definitely one of the tougher calls...

And I did consider Tomjanovich...I just thought Tarpley had a better career...Who knows what he could have been without the addiction problems...

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2 hours ago, IUFLA said:

Since it's the off season, and there's not a whole lot to talk about, I got bored and put together my All Time Team for each Big 10 school (save Indiana...that's been done ad nauseum). This might not draw much interest, but curious who I might have omitted or who others think should have made the list...Partially based on my own opinion, and partially based on stats (You try digging up an all time team for Northwestern!)...Enjoy...

Illinois
Nick Weatherspoon
Deon Thomas
Eddie Johnson
Deron Williams
Derek Harper


Iowa
Luka Garza
Roy Marble
Kevin Kunnert
BJ Armstrong
Ronnie Lester


Maryland
Len Elmore
Len Bias
Albert King
John Lucas
Juan Dixon


Michigan
Roy Tarpley
Chris Webber
Glenn Rice

Cazzie Russell
Gary Grant
Jamal Crawford

Michigan State
Jay Vincent
Greg Kelser
Steve Smith
Shawn Respert
Magic Johnson


Minnesota
Mychael Thompson
Kevin McHale
Willie Burton
Lou Hudson
Ray Williams


Northwestern
Evan Eschmeyer
John Shurna
Shon Morris
Drew Crawford
Bryant McIntosh


Nebraska
Dave Hoppen
Andre Smith
Shavon Shields
Eric Piatkowski
Tyronn Lue

Ohio State
Jerry Lucas
Deshaun Thomas
Jim Jackson
Kelvin Ransey
Dennis Hopson


Penn State
Calvin Booth
Lamar Stevens
Jamelle Cornley
Joe Crispin
Talor Battle


Purdue
Joe Barry Carroll
Dave Schellhase
E’Twaun Moore

Glenn Robinson
Rick Mount
Bruce Parkinson


Rutgers
Myles Johnson
Phil Sellers
James Bailey
Eddie Jordan
Quincy Douby

Wisconsin
Frank Kaminski
Ethan Happ
Sam Dekker
Alondo Tucker
Michael Findley
 

So many great B1G players it's almost impossible to get a consensus for sure. I'd probably have to add Veshon Lenard from Minnesota and Devin Harris from Wisconsin. Makes it tougher is today's players leave so early....I'd also favor players that won or led teams to final 4's and NCs as well giving them the nod. Probably would have Glen Rice on that Michigan squad but that is just me....25ppg and a NC....wow..don't get me wrong great players but that is pretty special player.

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Scott Skiles has to be on my Sparty list. He's one of my favorite college players of all time. On a personal note...Tony Wysinger was our camp coach back in the day and he signed his autograph with Alford in it for me because all I wanted to be was Steve Alford at the time. 

Fun topic and will think of others as the slow season hits. 

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2 minutes ago, rico said:

@IUFLA

Your Maryland team:

Maryland
Len Elmore
Len Bias
Albert King
John Lucas
Juan Dixon

I am thinking I replace Juan Dixon(I know he won a title) with Adrian Branch.

I struggled between Dixon, Branch, and Steve Francis...Tom McMillan was hard to leave off too...

Also considered Steve Blake at PG, but Lucas was just too good...

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13 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I struggled between Dixon, Branch, and Steve Francis...Tom McMillan was hard to leave off too...

Also considered Steve Blake at PG, but Lucas was just too good...

Buck Williams?

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