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Voting for the AllBuffs All-Time Men's Basketball Team: Frontcourt

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Jul 25, 2012.

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Who are the five players on this list you'd like to see advance?

Poll closed Jul 27, 2012.
  1. Ken Charlton

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Jim Davis

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Bob Doll

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Pat Frink

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. Birdie Halderson

    21 vote(s)
    70.0%
  6. David Harrison

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  7. Jack Harvey

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. Cliff Meely

    25 vote(s)
    83.3%
  9. Michel Morandais

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  10. Stephan Pelle

    13 vote(s)
    43.3%
  11. Andre Roberson

    16 vote(s)
    53.3%
  12. Shaun Vandiver

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    With round one of the voting for the AllBuffs All-Time Men's Basketball Team over, it looks like we have our first finalists. Chauncey Billups, Donnie Boyce, Alec Burks, Cory Higgins and Jay Humphries will all be advancing to Friday's Finals Vote. But who will be joining them? That's up for debate today as we look at the candidates from the frontcourt for the Buffs. Voting for this will run until Friday morning, and just like in the backcourt you can vote for your top five players.

    The candidates are....

    • Ken Charlton (1960-63): Charlton was an All-American his senior year at Colorado who also managed to be All-Big 8 First Team three times while at CU. He is also a member of the CU Hall of Fame.
    • Jim Davis (1961-64): Davis left CU as the all-time leading rebounder and third leading scorer in history. All these years later, he's still the fourth leading rebounder in school history. Davis played in the NBA for 8 eyars, averaging 6.7 points and 5.2 rebounds a game.
    • Bob Doll (1939-42): An All-American with CU who led the 1940 team to the NIT Championship and was named Tournament MVP, Doll is one of the winningest Buffs of all-time. Doll was on three conference winning teams in his four years at CU.
    • Pat Frink (1964-68): Frink was a member of the All-Big 8 team three times while at CU (1 First team, 2 Second team) as well as a member of the All-Big 8 Tournament Team. When he left CU, he was the second leading scorer in school history.
    • Birdie Halderson (1951-55): The most decorated player in school history. All-American, two-time Olympic gold medal winner, and a member of the CU Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor. He's also one of two Buffs to have his jersey retired.
    • David Harrison (2001-04): Harrison was an Honorable Mention All-American and first team All-Big 12 during his junior, and final, year at CU. He was also named to the All-Big 12 Defensive team once during his 3 years in Boulder.
    • Jack Harvey (1937-40): The only two-time All-American in CU history, Harvey was also named to the All-Big 7 Conference First Team three times while at CU and was voted in to the CU Hall of Fame.
    • Cliff Meely (1969-71): Along with Halderson, the only Buffs to have their jerseys retired at the school. Meely is in the CU Hall of Fame and was named to the All-Time Big 8 First Team when the conference changed to the Big 12.
    • Michel Morandais (2000-04): A two-time member of the All-Big 8 Second Team, Morandais is 9th in school history in career scoring. He was only the 21st Buff in school history to hit the 1,000 point mark for his career.
    • Stephan Pelle (1999-03): The school's all-time leading rebounder, Pelle has over 80 more rebounds than the player in second place. He is the first player in school history with over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
    • Andre Roberson (2010-Present): After only two seasons, Roberson is already 9th in school history for total rebounds. He owns the single season rebounding record, and also owns the freshman and sophomore rebounding marks in school history.
    • Shaun Vandiver (1988-91): An Honorable Mention All-American with the Buffs, and a two-time member of the All-Big 8 First Team, Vandiver is second in school history when it comes to points per game.

    So with that, it's time to pick the five players you think should join Billups, Boyce, Burks, Higgins & Humphries in the finals. Vote now!
     
  2. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Meely, Halderson, and Vandiver are no-brainers for me. I went with Charlton and Davis over Doll and Harvey, but I could flip that choice if given a second chance.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Almost exactly what I did. Meely, Haldorson and Vandiver were no-brainers, but I included Harvey in that group as well (2x All-American pushes him in that direction for me). I went with Doll, but it was REALLY close between him, Charlton and Davis. Next year at this time, Roberson might get my vote too, but just not yet (IMO).
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I went Harvey and Pelle after the Big 3.

    I expect that if we do this again next year that I'll be voting for Dre.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Dre was the hardest player for me on this list. After next season, he's going to own the rebounding record books. I mean, he'll just be all over it. He already owns the freshman rebounding record, the sophomore rebounding record and the individual season rebounding record. He'll own career. He'll probably have rebounds per game. He'll have the junior year record. But I just can't put him there yet. Especially when we have some really decorated guys on this list as well.
     
  6. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    :nod:
     
  7. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    I voted 7 times because I can.
     
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    Where's Big E?
     
  9. CVilleBuff

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    I had to go with Harvey as one of my final choices. Regardless of how long ago, that's ****ing impressive
     
  10. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Good battle between Big Dave and Stephane Pelle for the 5th spot. How is it that Ken Charlton isn't getting more love?
     
  11. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Harvey shocks me. I honestly thought a two time All-American would easily make it to the second round.
     
  12. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I think it goes to Thorburn's answer yesterday when I posed the past vs present question. Athletically, he's no-where near more recent players, and people are voting for more recent forwards, plus Birdie.
     
  13. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Plus, really, there is no "wrong" answer. The criteria is whatever everyone wants -- favorite, best, memorable, etc..
     

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