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BasketBuffs History Week: Bob Doll, Ken Charlton & Jay Humphries

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yesterday we discussed three Buffs that laid the groundwork for the CU basketball program in the late '30s and early '40s. Today, we're going to touch up on one more member of that generation as well as discussing two other Buffs who should be a little more well known to CU basketball fans.

    BOB DOLL

    * 1941-42 All-American

    Bob “Ichabod” Doll was named an All-American for the Buffs in 1942 and was considered the big-play man for coach Frosty Cox’s 1941-42 Big Seven champs. Doll, along with fellow All-American Leason McCloud, lead CU to the NCAA Western Tournament finals and a 16-2 record during his senior year. Doll was a unanimous All-Big Seven selection and was honored on All-American teams from Look, Pic and Time magazines.

    Along with being an All-American, he was named MVP of the New York’s Metropolitan Tournament as a sophomore and was part of CU’s three conference titles in a four year span. That season the Buffs got bids to both the NCAA and NIT tournaments, leading the team to the NIT championship and being named Tournament MVP after averaging 15.5 points per game.

    He was drafted by the St. Louis Bombers of the BAA and played for the Boston Celtics for two seasons as well, averaging 8.4 points and 1.4 assists per game for his four-year BAA/NBA career.

    B]KEN CHARLTON

    * 1962-63 All-American
    * 1962-63 Academic All-American
    * 1962-63 Big 8 All-Conference First Team
    * 1962-63 Big 8 All-Tournament Team
    * 1961-62 Big 8 All-Conference First Team
    * 1961-62 Big 8 All-Tournament Team
    * 1960-61 Big 8 All-Conference First Team
    * 1960-61 Big 8 All-Tournament Team
    * Member of CU Hall of Fame

    [/B]A prolific scorer and rebounder who battled chronic knee problems while at Colorado, you sometimes wonder how good Ken Charlton could have been if he had been healthy his entire career. Coach Sox Walseth said it best saying, “On a leg and a half, he’s better than anyone else in the Big Eight.” Currently twelfth all time on the Buffs scoring list and eleventh on the school’s rebound list, Charlton also excelled in the classroom as he was named an Academic All-American as well in 1963.

    Charlton was also a three time member of the AP Big 8 All-Conference First Team and the All Big 8 Tournament Team. As a result of that, he was a fourth round pick of the Cincinnati Royals in the 1963 NBA Draft.

    JAY HUMPHRIES/ [/U][/SIZE][B][B][B]* 1983-84 Hon...ages of 11.1 points and 5.5 assists per game.
     
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  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I knew that Humphries played in the nba, but I didn't realize he lasted 11 seasons.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is so good, Goose.

    I'm loving this.
     
  4. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Goose is awesome.
     
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    Humphries gets lost in the crowd sometimes. I'm not sure why. It could be that the basketball team was so horrible at that time and for several years thereafter. I still maintain that he's the #2 best modern day CU player, just behind Chauncey.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Agreed (although we're going to have one player tomorrow who, statistically, deserves to be up there as well). Earlier today BupsJones & I were talking on twitter about if CU needs to retire another number to go along with #20 and #22. Of all the candidates, Jay Humphries #24 might be the best one.
     

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