But that's next week. Today we're going to look at arguably the two best known people in CU Men's Basketball History. We have the local kid who goes on to a storied NBA career with a tournament stop at Boulder in between and the greatest coach in CU Men's Basketball History -- who might also be right up there for the Women's Basketball History as well. 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 The most beloved player in school history, Chauncey Billups is usually the first person that people think of when they think Colorado basketball. The three time winner of Colorado's Mr. Basketball award and a member of the McDonalds All-American team his senior year, Billups could have gone anywhere in the nation to play his college ball. Even though it was obvious he wouldn't be staying for the entire four years due to a pro career calling his name, he had no shortage of suitors. With all of that, he decided to stay close to home and enroll at CU. In his first year at Colorado, he set a school record for points scored by a freshman and was named to the Big 8 All-Freshman team as well as the All-Big 8 Conference Second Team and the Kansas City Star Big 8 team -- an honor that was voted on by the players themselves. Unfortunately, Chauncey's first year in Boulder was filled only with individual accolades as the team underperformed and head coach Joe Harrington was relieved of duties. His sophomore year however, Chauncey was able to get the team going. Behind new head coach Ricardo Patton, Chauncey at one point had led the Buffs to a 14-3 record and the #18 ranking in the nation. This team would make the NCAA Tournament where they would upset Indiana, before losing to North Carolina in the second round. For his work, Chauncey was named not only to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team, but was named an All-American as well. Chauncey declared for the NBA Draft where he was the third pick overall of the Boston Celtics. He just finished his fifteenth year in the NBA and recently re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. He's a five time NBA All-Star and led the Detroit Pistons to the NBA Championship in 2004 where he was named Finals MVP. The University of Colorado honored him at a game in 2005. RUSSELL "SOX" WALSETH * Member of the CU Hall of Fame * Member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame * CU's All-Time Leader in Wins * Coached Three Big 8 Titles * Named Big 8 Men's Basketball Coach of the Year Five Times * Named Big 8 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year Once * Coached the CU Women from 1980-83 * Six Time Letterman In Baseball & Basketball While At CU The man who the court is named after, Russell "Sox" Walseth spent 38 years in some capacity at the University of Colorado -- starting as an athlete, becoming a coach, moving to the administration before finally returning to the court once again. Sox played both baseball and basketball after serving in the Navy and graduated from CU in 1948. He stayed at CU to get his masters and coach the freshman basketball team before finally moving on in 1954. After stints at Arvin High School (Bakersfield, CA) and South Dakota State, he was back to Boulder where he would be named the men's head coach prior to the 1956-57 season where he would eventually become the winningest coach in CU men's basketball history. Under Sox, the Buffs won three Big 8 championships and was named Big 8 Coach of the Year five times. In the spring of 1976, Sox retired from coaching and took an administrative position in the athletic department. However, budget cuts and some persuasion from then Athletic Director Eddie Crowder got Sox back on the court coaching -- this time with teh women's team that was then known as the "Lady Buffs". Sox spent three years coaching the women's team and led them to a 77-21 record, along with an unbelievable 43-0 home record. This led to another Coach of the Year award, this time for the women's side. In 1996, the school wisely named the court in the Coors Event Center after him, and in 2002 he became a member of the fourth class inducted into the CU Athletic Hall of Fame. The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame has also enshrined Sox. When looking over CU's basketball history, it's impossible to find someone who was a bigger part of making the program what it is today.