Scott is a good one - definitely underrated. So many stars on that 2002 defense, I guess it's easy for him to get lost in the shuffle. Plus interior D-linemen never get enough love.
Doss was definitely considered. I didn't really factor in his coming back for senior year but that was obviously a boss move to come back and deliver a title. Splitting hairs with probably a dozen guys after my first four.
I bet Kurt Kittner has Doss on his list too!
Totally agree. That Dumas hit was insane. Just as insane, unfortunately, is how the game turned after that hit. Auburn smoked us from there on out.
My first header pic had him as the 5th guy but I had a change of heart and went with Gradishar.
What the F is a frush?
Dammit. Kelley was brought up in our Slack discussion by Vico and I flat out forgot to include him in my honorable mention list of guys I did some research on before finally settling on Gradishar in that last spot. Dude looks like he got overcharged for that haircut.
Fair enough. Kenny was definitely a great shot blocker and I really admire how he developed while he was here. He was also revered as a teammate and person.
In 3-on-3, I'd still take Dials because he was a more well rounded talent especially offensively but I'll admit "insane" was an erroneous choice of words.
I played hoops (and baseball) at Gahanna. I agree with your assessment of Wilbourne. He had talent but definitely wasn't a traditional big.
Very interesting. That honestly strikes me as insane. I loved Kenny but he was more of a project whereas Dials was a B1G POY. Of course that doesn't matter specifically when you construct a 3-on-3 team but I'm curious as to the 'why' behind your opinion. Care to share?
That's the three I would've picked based on what I've read but figured I'd just forego picking a team of players I never saw play live and barely saw video clips of.
Who would you pick as the alternate for the Taylor team? Jim Cleamons?
Haha awesome. I played against Wilbourne from middle through high school. He clowned us on the reg.
Was lucky enough to be on floor about 10 yards from the makeshift stage.
Lol.. my personal stats say 14 times in 74 shows attended. It's like 15-20th on my list of most songs seen.
"Starting at shooting guard, a 5' 11" senior, #23 in your program and #1 in your hearts... Irrronnnnn Pastorrrrrrr"
One per three-night run works perfect for me.
I think this is a very good and potentially great hire. Could be a Thad 2.0 type situation (the first 9 years, I mean).
I also believe he'll be a "do it the right way" guy.
Mark me down as a fan of this hire. Holtmann was near the top of the original list (the realistic version).
Harris was in scope for me. I know he blew up as a senior (273 att, 1,344 yds) but I felt he played too much as a freshman (119 att) and junior (106) to really qualify as a one-hit wonder.
As you said, Jemison and Ellis played too long ago to qualify. I do remember Jemison pretty well. I remember watching replays on PBS when Paul Warfield was the color analyst - loved the way he said Thad's name - don't know why I typed that or why it stuck out but that's first thing I thought of when I read Jemison's name.