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The AllBuffs All-Time Men's Basketball Team

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  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    After a week worth of voting & discussion, we have finally reached our conclusion. While I was a little surprised by the results, the team roughly ended up how I expected it to. So, without further delay, here are the results of the AllBuffs All-Time Men's Basketball Team.

    The AllBuffs All-Time Men's Basketball Team

    CHAUNCEY BILLUPS

    * 1996-97 All-American
    * 1996-97 All-Big 12 Conference First Team
    * 1995-96 All-Big 8 Conference Second Team
    * 1995-96 Big 8 All-Freshman Team
    * 1995-96 Kansas City Star Big 8 Players Team
    * Two Time Big 12 Player of the Week
    * Big 8 Player of the Week



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    JAY HUMPHRIES

    * 1983-84 Honorable Mention All-American
    * 1982-83 Honorable Mention All-American
    * 1983-84 Big 8 All-Conference First Team
    * All-Time School's Assist Leader
    * All-Time School's Steals Leader
    * School's Top Two Single Season Steal Records


    BURDETTE HALDORSON

    * Member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
    * Member of the CU Hall of Fame
    * Member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
    * Member of the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor
    * 1960 Gold Medal Winner (Men's Basketball)
    * 1956 Gold Medal Winner (Men's Basketball)
    * 1954-55 All-American
    * 1954-55 All-Big 7 Conference First Team
    * 1953-54 All-Big 7 Conference First Team
    * His #22 is retired at CU


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    CLIFF MEELY

    * All-Time Big 8 Conference Men's Basketball First Team Member
    * 1970's Big 8 All-Decade First Team
    * Member of the CU Hall of Fame
    * Recipient of NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award

    * 1970-71 All-American
    * 1970-71 All-Big 8 Conference First Team
    * 1969-70 All-Big 8 Conference First Team
    * 1968-69 All-Big 8 Conference First Team
    * 1968-69 Big 8 Player of the Year
    * 1968-69 Big 8 Sophomore of the Year
    * His #20 is retired at CU


    ALEC BURKS

    * 2010-11 Honorable Mention All-American
    * 2010-11 All-Big 12 Conference First Team
    * 2009-10 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
    * 2009-10 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
    * 2009-10 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
    * All-Time School Sophomore Scoring Leader
    * All-Time School Freshman Scoring Leader
    * Third In School's All-Time Points Per Game List


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  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Is there anyone who didn't make the team that surprised you? Anyone who is on the team that's surprising? One thing that I found interesting is that neither of the school's all-time leading scorers are on the team. I wonder how many schools would have that situation?
     
  3. RumblinBuff

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    Shawn Vandiver deserved more love. Still, this ends up as a fantastic starting 5.
     
  4. Goose

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    Harvey is the one that I'm most bummed about. I think he makes my five honestly as the school's only 2x All-American. But I can understand him not making the list because of the fact that no one here (DBT?) saw him play, and very little stats were kept from that era. Vandiver & Boyce surprised me. I thought they might sneak on.
     
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    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I'd take this 5 against any of the old Big 8's all-time teams. KU would kick our ass, but we'd be in the mix for second-place.
     
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    Agreed on Harvey
     
  7. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    mos def top half of the league....prolly have to put OU and maybe Mizzou as the #2's. though neither has the straight up star power as Billups. Way Tisdale was a dominant college player but a little undersized at his position in the NBA. also, always on crappy teams.
     
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    OU was my first thought too. K-State would be another contender IMO. Jo Jo White, Rolando Blackmon, Mitch Richmond, and their more recent mercenaries like Beasley.
     
  9. Mick Ronson

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    Beasley would be Big XII....but Richmond and Blackmon would be a sick sick scoring combo. hard pressed to think who would play post positions for the KSU allstars. ironic they both played for the mavericks.

    i think jo jo white played for KU.
     
  10. Mick Ronson

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    the OU team would be really good but very little NBA star power. Tisdale was a double fig guy and led the Dream Team in rebounding IIRC (!). Mookie. Stacey King, dunno. Tim MCcallister was a good player for them in the 80's. skeeter henry? Najera is Big XII. with OU, depends who's coaching them as far as personnel after that. if it's Billy Tubbs, then it's his guys. if it's Sampson, you got a bunch of grinders and 60 point games instead of 100.

    anyway interesting to think about, but this is a Buffs thread. carry on my B&G brothers.

    edit: alvin adams would be on the OU team. i never saw him play but he NBA rookie of the year and is ESPN classic in some super-overtime playoff game with the upstart Suns and a vintage Celtics team.
     
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  11. Goose

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    Beasely = brainfart on my part. I knew he was Big 12. I knew we were talking Big 8. And yet I still included him.

    According to the CU Media Guide (Cliff Meely section, page 7), White was a Wildcat. So for some reason I ran with that, but you're right. He's a Beaker.
     
  12. Mick Ronson

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    Plati needs to get on the stick. someone email that guy. sackman would love to do it, i bet. heheheh
     
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    What about Blake griffen
     
  14. Mick Ronson

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    Big XII. no doubt the OU team gets better there maybe with Blake and Hollis Price was a really really good college guard. if you want to go Big XII, KU is still prolly #1 but Texas is pretty tough with Aldrige, Durant, TJ Ford, Brandon Mouton helluva college player, etc.
     
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    CU has a number of players to be proud of. But I think it's a stretch to believe that an all-time CU all-star team would beat anyone from the Big 8 except for Nebraska. If I'm wrong, sell me. I'd love to be wrong. And I'm certainly not a Big 8 basketball historian.
     
  16. Mick Ronson

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    you are just driving business here. advocatus diabolis. CU with Billups and Humphries could play with most teams from the 8. i think KU, MU, and OU are out. i think they are 1, 3, 2. ISU could be tough but like KSU....lotta scoring potential. most people don't know the alll-time single season Big 8 per game scorer was ISU's Jeff Grayer. 26 a game, nor even Manning or Tisdale got close to that.

    avging 26 a game. everytime you score 18, you got a 34 game. that guy could play.

    that Eustachy Fizer/ Cato/Tinsley should have beaten eventual champ MSU team that was Big XII i think. having a hard time coming up with great Big 8 players from OSU? Until Eddie Sutton came back from cheating at Kentucky.....they weren't good. he had two final four teams but i think they were both Big XII. BIg Country team may have been Big 8.
     

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