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  • #951 by jbcarol on 18 Feb 2018
  • All-SEC All-Time based on NBA Career
    (NBA 50th Anniversary and/or Nasimith Hall of Fame with some current and chokers):

    Shaq '89-92  National Player of the Year ... 2x SEC Player of the Year ... Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame inductee with Dale Brown ... 2x 1st Team Consensus All-American ... SEC record for most blocks in a season three consecutive years (115-1990, 140-1991, 157-1992). Set SEC record for career blocks with 412... First player to lead the SEC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots in the same season, 1991. Led SEC in rebounding, field goal percentage, blocked shots and second in scoring, 1992. First player to lead the SEC in rebounding three straight seasons since Charles Barkley of Auburn, 1982-84... Finished with 1,217 rebounds, seventh all-time in the SEC, second all-time at LSU to Durand "Rudy" Macklin ... Six career double-doubles (Points, Boards, Blocks) ... Highest earning former SEC player in the NBA ...

    Bob Pettit '51-54  Naismith and Collegiate Basketball Halls of Fame ... 3x AP All-American (1st Team in '54) ... 3x First-Team All-SEC member who led his Tigers to a second place finish in 1952, conference titles in 1953 and 1954 and the NCAA Final Four in 1953.He led the league in scoring all three years, with the highest averages seen to date in the league: 25.5 points in 1952, 24.9 in 1953 and 31.4 points per game in 1954. At the same time, he was averaging 13.1 (1952), 13.9 (1953) and an
    LSU best 17.3 (1954) rebounds per game. Only Pete Maravich and Chris Jackson would also break the 30-point average barrier at LSU.

    Pistol Pete Maravich '67-70  2x National Player of the Year ... Naismith, NBA and Collegiate Basketball Halls of Fame ... 3x SEC Player of the Year ... Leading scorer in the history of college basketball: 3,667 points, an average of 44.2 points for 83 games ... 3x 1st Team Unanimous All-American ... Led LSU to the NIT Final Four in 1970, its first postseason appearance in 16 years... $1.9 million contract with the Hawks was richest offered to a college player at the time ... Died in 1988 after a pickup game with Dr. James Dobson and Ralph Dollinger.

    Maravich, Pettit, and Shaq were all named to the NBA's 50th anniversary team and, of course, LSU's All-Century Team. They were all three-year players at LSU.


    Charles Barkley  '81-84  24th leading scorer in Auburn history; Avg. 9.6 career rebounds... Auburn retired jersey #34...  One of the NBA’s 50 All-Time Greatest, was a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, SEC Player of the Decade for the 1980s, All-American, SEC Player of the Year in 1984 and an All-SEC selection.

    Dominique Wilkins, Georgia. Hall-of-Famer scored 26,668 points and hauled in 7,169 rebounds in 17 seasons (24.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg). Nine time NBA All-Star won two slam dunk contests. Wilkins was SEC POY in 1981 and left UGa after his junior season. He averaged 21.6 ppg over his career and is the only UGa basketball player to have his jersey retired (the Hawks also retired his jersey).


    Joe Johnson, Arkansas has scored 20,000 points and counting at the beginning of his 17th NBA season. At over $220,000,000 in NBA salary alone, Johnson has made more NBA money than any former SEC player besides Shaq.  He was named to his 7th NBA all-star team in 2014. Johnson averaged 25 ppg for the '06-07 Hawks. The former Arkansas Mr. Basketball, was the first Razorback freshman to lead the team in scoring and rebounding with 16 and 5.7. He helped lead the Hogs to an SEC Tournament championship requiring four games. He entered the NBA draft after his sophomore season where he was the 10th overall pick.

    Dan Issel, Kentucky with 27,482 points and 11,133 rebounds in 15 ABA/NBA seasons and Hall of Famer. He was nearly 80% on FT across his pro career. Issel in three seasons, is also the leading all-time career scorer and rebounder at UK. His UK teams never made the Final Four. In his senior season his number one team was upset in the regional finals by Jacksonville led by his future ABA teammate Artis Gilmore ending the possibility of a game against reigning champs UCLA.

    Bernard King, Vols. The Hall of Famer scored 19,655 points in 14 seasons, averaging 22.5 ppg for his NBA career.  King became the first NBA player in 20 years to score 50 points in consecutive games.  The TNT studio analysts once named King to their "Next 10", the ten players in their mind, who had just missed the NBA's 50 Greatest Players announced in 1996. King was an All-American in each of this three seasons at Tennessee and was three-time SEC POY. He is second all-time at UT in points and rebounds. He left for the NBA after his junior season. King and Ernie Grunfield led UT to the 1977 SEC Championship (no SEC tournament at the time). King was the subject of a recent ESPN documentary.

    Bailey Howell F, Naismith Hall of Famer from Middleton, TN scored 17,770 points in 11 NBA seasons covering the 60s. 6-time NBA all-star and 2-time champion with the Celtics. Howell averaged 18.7 and 9.9. Howell's Miss. State jersey was retired at half time of the 2009 Arkansas game, the first for the Bulldogs. He is State's all-time leading rebounder and scoring average leader. He was a two-time all-american. The Bailey Howell Award goes to the state of Mississippi's best college player.

    Cliff Hagan F and Frank Ramsay F, Hagan aka ' Lil Abner ', remarkably tough 6' 5 forward, played college ball at Kentucky, star for the St. Louis Hawks, helped them win 1958 NBA title. Remarkable athlete, was player /coach for years, later played in the ABA in the late 1960s as well. Was Kentucky's AD when it came crashing down for Eddie Sutton and the program. The UK baseball stadium is named for him.  Ramsay was star forward at Kentucky then for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960s.The first of Red Auerbach's ' Sixth Man ' stars.

    Louie Dampier SG, ABA All-Time Team (1997); ABA All-Rookie First Team (1968);
    7× ABA All-Star; 4× All-ABA Second Team; ABA Champion(Kentucky Colonels, 1975);
    UK's AP First Team All-America, 1966; 2x Consensus Second Team All-American (1966, 1967)

    Anthony Davis  '12 National POY, 1st Draft Pick, Final 4 MOP, NBA 1st Team '15, 186 blks in '12 is a school record; Averaging 23 and 10 in NBA career.

    Latrell Sprewell SF-SG, 16,712 career points for an 18.3 ppg average over a 12-year career. Missed 68-games in his prime after being suspended for choking PJ Carlesimo. 4-time NBA All-Star. The juco transfer had two seasons at Bama. In his senior year, he was All-SEC and averaged 18, 5, and 2 steals per game.

    Watch List: Ben Simmons, Brad Beal, Cousins, John Wall, Towns, Booker, Porter, Jr.
  • #952 by jbcarol on 24 Feb 2018
  • All-SEC All-Time based on NCAA Career within the SEC

    Pistol Pete Maravich '67-70  2x National Player of the Year ... Naismith, NBA and Collegiate Basketball Halls of Fame ... 3x SEC Player of the Year ... Leading scorer in the history of college basketball: 3,667 points, an average of 44.2 points for 83 games ... 3x 1st Team Unanimous All-American ... Led LSU to the NIT Final Four in 1970, its first postseason appearance in 16 years... $1.9 million contract with the Hawks was richest offered to a college player at the time ... Died in 1988 after a pickup game with Dr. James Dobson and Ralph Dollinger.

    Ralph Beard '45-49  3x Consensus 1st Team AA, 2x NCAA champ, '48 Olympic Gold, NBA All-Star, Banned from pro basketball for life due to gambling scandal.

    Shaq '89-92  National Player of the Year ... 2x SEC Player of the Year ... Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame inductee with Dale Brown ... 2x 1st Team Consensus All-American ... SEC record for most blocks in a season three consecutive years (115-1990, 140-1991, 157-1992). Set SEC record for career blocks with 412... First player to lead the SEC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots in the same season, 1991. Led SEC in rebounding, field goal percentage, blocked shots and second in scoring, 1992. First player to lead the SEC in rebounding three straight seasons since Charles Barkley of Auburn, 1982-84... Finished with 1,217 rebounds, seventh all-time in the SEC, second all-time at LSU to Durand "Rudy" Macklin ... Six career double-doubles (Points, Boards, Blocks) ... Highest earning former SEC player in the NBA ...

    Bob Pettit '51-54  Naismith and Collegiate Basketball Halls of Fame ... 3x AP All-American (1st Team in '54) ... 3x First-Team All-SEC member who led his Tigers to a second place finish in 1952, conference titles in 1953 and 1954 and the NCAA Final Four in 1953.He led the league in scoring all three years, with the highest averages seen to date in the league: 25.5 points in 1952, 24.9 in 1953 and 31.4 points per game in 1954. At the same time, he was averaging 13.1 (1952), 13.9 (1953) and an
    LSU best 17.3 (1954) rebounds per game. Only Pete Maravich and Chris Jackson would also break the 30-point average barrier at LSU.

    Maravich, Pettit, and Shaq were all named to the NBA's 50th anniversary team and, of course, LSU's All-Century Team. They were all three-year players at LSU.

    Charles Barkley  '81-84  24th leading scorer in Auburn history; Avg. 9.6 career rebounds... Auburn retired jersey #34...  One of the NBA’s 50 All-Time Greatest, was a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, SEC Player of the Decade for the 1980s, All-American, SEC Player of the Year in 1984 and an All-SEC selection.

    Dominique Wilkins, Georgia. Hall-of-Famer scored 26,668 points and hauled in 7,169 rebounds in 17 seasons (24.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg). Nine time NBA All-Star won two slam dunk contests. Wilkins was SEC POY in 1981 and left UGa after his junior season. He averaged 21.6 ppg over his career and is the only UGa basketball player to have his jersey retired (the Hawks also retired his jersey).

    Corliss Williamson  Two-Time SEC POY (Shaq is the only other since '92). Star of Razorbacks' '94 National Championship Team.

    Dan Issel '68-70  Naismith HOF, UK's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, Consensus All-American, 2nd highest SEC scorer in NBA/ABA history

    Bernard King, Vols. King was an All-American in each of this three seasons at Tennessee and was three-time SEC POY. He is second all-time at UT in points and rebounds. He left for the NBA after his junior season. King and Ernie Grunfield led UT to the 1977 SEC Championship (no SEC tournament at the time). King was the subject of a recent ESPN documentary.

    Bailey Howell F, Naismith Hall of Famer from Middleton, TN. Howell's Miss. State jersey was retired at half time of the 2009 Arkansas game, the first for the Bulldogs. He is State's all-time leading rebounder and scoring average leader. He was a two-time all-american. The Bailey Howell Award goes to the state of Mississippi's best college player. He helped State qualify for the NCAA Tournament by winning their first SEC regular season championship.

    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf '88-90  In just his freshman and sophomore years, a two-time consensus SEC Player of the Year. After scoring 48 and 53 points in the first month
    of his college career, he went on to become the most celebrated freshman of all time, setting an NCAA freshman scoring record, averaging 30.2 points per game. He became just the second freshman ever to make the AP first-team All-America squad and the first ever to make the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s All-America team. He finished his albeit short career as the seventh leading scorer in school history with 1,854 points (29.0 ppg). His records for freshman include most points in a game (55), most points in a season (965) and, of course, season average (30.2). He starred on the court while fighting an ongoing battle with Tourette’s Syndrome. Chosen to the second team on the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches All-Louisiana Team of the Century.

    Kenny Walker '82-86  2x SEC POY, 2x Consensus AA, 5th NBA pick, '89 NBA Slam Dunk

    Jamal Mashburn '91-93  SEC POY/AOY, Consensus AA, Helped bring UK from .500 to Final 4, NBA All-Star, 4th Draft pick

    Cliff Hagan F 6' 5 forward, '51-54  Naismith HOF, 2x Consensus AA, Played on UK's National Champion, undefeated, and death penalty seasons. Served two years in military after being drafted to NBA, 5x NBA and 1x ABA All-Star. Helped St. Louis Hawks, win 1958 NBA title. Remarkable athlete, was player /coach for years, later played in the ABA in the late 1960s as well. Was Kentucky's AD when it came crashing down for Eddie Sutton and the program. The UK baseball stadium is named for him.

    Anthony Davis  '12 National POY, 1st Draft Pick, Final 4 MOP, NBA 1st Team '15, 186 blks in '12 is a school record

    Leroy Edwards  '35 Original 1-n-done, ^20 ppg was single season NCAA high until '47; credited with the implementation of the 3 second lane; Helms Player of the Year; 15 year pro.

    Clyde Lee, Vandy, '66 1st Team Consensus All-American and '65 2nd Team Consensus AA. As a junior in 1965 he led Vandy to their first SEC championship (15-1). Lost to Michigan and Cazzie Russell in the NCAA Regional finals. His jersey is retired at Vandy. Fifth in career rebounds per game in SEC history with 15.5 and was two-time UPI SEC POY and 3-time 1st team All-SEC.

    Reggie King '75-79  2x SEC Player of the Year... Bama’s all-time scoring leader, also was its second three-time national honoree, earning Freshman All-America plaudits in 1976 and second team All-America honors in 1978 and 1979. King averaged 10.9 points and 9.5 rebounds his first season on campus to help Alabama reach the Sweet 16. Two years later, he turned in the first of two second-team All-America seasons, averaging more than 20 points a game in both seasons including a school-record 747 points in 1979. King ended his career seventh all-time in scoring (2,168) and third in rebounding (1,279) in the SEC. Played on '78 Bama team that ended eventual national champ Kentucky's undefeated season bid.

    Johnny Neumann '70-71  Led nation in scoring averaging 40.1 ppg, scored 93 points in two games against Kentucky, SEC POY, 2nd Team Consensus All-American, one of the first players to declare for the NBA draft via hardship, ABA All-Rookie Team

    SEC Current Schools' Players: Consensus All-American Five Member First Teams

    2016  Tyler Ulis, UK
    2016  Ben Simmons, LS
    2015  Willie Cauley-Stein, UK                 
    2012  Anthony Davis, UK                           
    2010  John Wall, UK     
    2007  Acie Law IV, A&M (Big 12)                       
    2004  Lawrence Roberts, MS
    1997  Ron Mercer, UK
    1996  Tony Delk, UK
    1993  Jamal Mashburn, UK     
    1992  Shaq O'Neal, LS     
    1991  Shaq O'Neal, LS
    1990  Chris Jackson, LS
    1989  Chris Jackson, LS
    1986  Kenny Walker, UK
    1983  Dale Ellis, UT
    1980  Kyle Macy, UK
    1979  Sid Moncrief, AR (SWC)
    1977  Bernard King, UT
    1970  Dan Issel, UK
    1970  Pete Maravich, LS
    1969  Pete Maravich, LS
    1968  Pete Maravich, LS
    1966  Clyde Lee, VU
    1964  Cotton Nash, UK
    1959  Johnny Cox, UK
    1959  Bailey Howell, MS
    1954  Cliff Hagan, UK
    1954  Bob Pettit, LS
    1952  Cliff Hagan, UK
    1951  Bill Spivey, UK
    1949  Ralph Beard, UK
    1949  Alex Groza, UK
    1948  Ralph Beard, UK
    1947  Ralph Beard, UK
    1947  Alex Groza, UK
    1944  Bob Brannum, UK
    1941  John Adams, AR (SWC)
    1936  Ike Poole, AR (SWC)
    1935  Leroy Edwards, UK
    1933  Forest "Aggie" Sale, UK
    1932  Forest "Aggie" Sale, UK
    1928  Glen Rose, AR (SWC, Helms)
  • #953 by jbcarol on 28 Feb 2018
  • Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Arkansas’ Daryl Macon, Jaylen Barford both surpass 1000 career points on senior night




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    Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford are the only players in program history to reach 1,000 points in the same game.
  • #954 by jbcarol on 28 Feb 2018
  • Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Yante Maten made quite a name for himself at Georgia


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    He is the leading scorer in the SEC and the second-leading scorer in the history of Georgia men’s basketball. The 6-foot-8, 242-pound power forward has been a one-man wrecking crew in the low post for the Bulldogs. In addition to 19.5 points, he averages 8.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game.

    And he’s about to play his last regular-season game at Stegeman Coliseum for the Bulldogs...
  • #955 by jbcarol on 03 Mar 2018
  • SEC Network
    ‏Verified account @SECNetwork
    Feb 28

    He lived only 40 years, but no basketball star burned brighter than Pete Maravich

    SEC Storied: #Maravich debuts March 12th. http://bit.ly/2F2VHNC
  • #956 by jbcarol on 04 Mar 2018
  • #957 by jbcarol on 06 Mar 2018

  • Neil W. Blackmon
    ‏Verified account @nwblackmon

    Had a lot of fun doing this piece @SDS - All Time Florida Basketball Starting 5 - with some help from @gatorhoops


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    Since 2000, the Gators are one of the 10 winningest basketball programs in the NCAA, completing the evolution from perennial doormat to national powerhouse.

    In that time span, Florida has won 6 regular season SEC Championships, four SEC Tournament championships, completed the first 21-0 SEC campaign (18-0 in conference, 3-0 SEC Tournament) in league history, reached four Final Fours and of course won two national championships. They’ve also advanced to the Elite 8 on eight occasions. Only bona fide blue bloods Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky have advanced to as many or more Elite 8s this century.

    Florida has served as the college destination for multiple future NBA lottery picks, NBA draft picks and NBA All-Stars over the past 20 years, and the end result of all that talent passing through Gainesville has been plenty of winning.

    But even with all the great players who have graced Florida’s program, picking an all-time Florida starting 5 wasn’t as difficult as you might imagine.

    Here’s the All-Time Gators starting 5.
    Point Guard: Scottie Wilbekin (2010-2014)

    Choosing the best point guard at Florida was a brutally difficult task.

    But in the end, two names stood above the rest: current guard Chris Chiozza, a highly-touted, crafty, quick, tough and quiet leader from Memphis who just set Florida’s career assist record, and Scottie Wilbekin.

    In the end, Wilbekin was Florida’s most complete point guard of all time.


    Shooting Guard: Mike Miller (1998-2000)

    There’s a great story from Chris Harry, who does fine work covering Gators basketball for Floridagators.com, about Mike Miller’s return to Gainesville to the Auburn game. The short version is that as Miller took the floor to receive an ovation from the crowd as a Gators great, a fan in the stands said: “That’s the guy who started it all.”

    With Florida basketball, that’s largely true.


    Small Forward: Corey Brewer (2004-2007)

    Stacy Poole could score prolifically, despite multiple injuries and a lack of surrounding talent. Chandler Parsons was marvelous and the first Donovan acolyte to win SEC Player of the Year. Matt Bonner was the Red Mamba, the astute, crafty, pick and pop legend who fit like a glove in Donovan’s motion offenses.

    But the pick is still Brewer.

    The lone McDonald’s All-American from Florida’s historic “04s” recruiting class, Brewer was a highly-decorated athletic swing man from Portland, Tennessee and the only of the 04s to start from Day 1 as a freshman.


    Power Forward: Al Horford (2004-2007)

    Believe it or not, this was the toughest debate.

    In the end, it was just about keeping the band together, which is why Al Horford edges Gators great Neal Walk for a spot in the Gator All-Time Starting 5.

    Walk would be the team’s Sixth Man, if we had one. A truly dominant big with great feet, Walk was Florida’s first basketball All-American and remains the program’s leader in scoring average (20.8 points a game).


    Center: Joakim Noah (2004-2007)
  • #958 by jbcarol on 11 Mar 2018

  • Michael Carvell
    ‏ @Michael_Carvell

    WATCH: Former Vols hoops star Ron Slay drops hilarious video after Arkansas win: ‘Kentucky, y’all next’


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    Slay begins the process by calling out the Razorbacks for thinking they could try to sneak by the Vols for a chance at a rematch with Kentucky in the SEC title game on Sunday. Oh, and he does so while casually roasting “every part of the pig” over an open fire on what appears to be a grill on the back porch of his home.

    The video continues inside the home, where he leaves a message for Big Blue Nation that may be watching for giggles: “Kentucky, you’re next.”

    Slay, now 36, played for the Vols from 1999-2003. He was the 2003 AP SEC player of the year during a senior season that yielded 21.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • #959 by jbcarol on 16 Mar 2018

  • ESPN Stats & Info
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    10h10 hours ago

    Three players in NBA history have recorded 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in their rookie season.

    Oscar Robertson
    Magic Johnson
    Ben Simmons



  • #960 by jbcarol on 28 Mar 2018
  • ESPN Stats & Info
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    The Pelicans lost, but Anthony Davis got his numbers. He recorded his 3rd 35-point, 10-rebound and 5-block game of the season, tying Yao Ming in 2006-07 for 2nd-most over the last 20 seasons. Only Shaquille O'Neal in 2000-01 had more (4).

  • #961 by jbcarol on 28 Mar 2018
  • SEC Country Arkansas
    ‏ @SECCountryHogs

    Arkansas basketball legend Sidney Moncrief named to to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame  #WPS https://sec.news/2pOteF5
  • #962 by jbcarol on 31 Mar 2018
  • ESPN Stats & Info
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    Ben Simmons joins Oscar Robertson as the only rookies in NBA history with five triple-doubles in a month (via @EliasSports)
  • #963 by jbcarol on 31 Mar 2018
  • SEC was shut out of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of '18


    ESPN Stats & Info
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    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed 13 new members today.

  • #964 by jbcarol on 07 Apr 2018
  • Update on Across Time Teams since SEC Expansion ('91-92)

    Bama:

    Erwin Dudley '99-03  SEC Coaches Player of the Year, AP 3rd Team... Averaged a career-best 15.2 points per game with 8.9 rebounds in 2001-02. Dudley’s play that season helped the Tide amass 27 wins, the second-most in school history, to go along with an SEC championship and a No. 8 final ranking in the AP poll. Dudley’s 8.9 rebounds led the SEC that season and he also led the SEC in rebounding as a sophomore and senior. He finished his career at Alabama ranked seventh all-time in scoring and fourth in rebounding.

    James Robinson '90-93 AP Hon. Mention All-American...  recorded one of the best freshman seasons in Alabama history with 16.8 ppg in 1990-91 to lead the Tide in scoring in his first season on campus. His 554 points that season still stands as the Alabama freshman scoring record and helped Alabama win the SEC Tournament title and make an NCAA “Sweet 16” appearance. During that tournament run, the freshman averaged 17 points. He followed up that season with 661 points in 1991-92, the second-most ever in a season at Alabama and he then posted 598 points his junior year. In his three years before being drafted in the first round by the Portland Trail Blazers, Robinson scored 1,813 career points, seventh all-time.

    Collin Sexton '17-18  SEC Co-Freshman of the Year and AP Hon. Mention After his freshman campaign ended with 20 victories and Alabama's first NCAA Tournament win since 2006, Sexton is on his way out of Tuscaloosa -- but not before changing the perception of the Crimson Tide on both the hardwood and the recruiting trail.

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    "He's made Alabama basketball a cool thing to high school kids, in the eyes of McDonald's All-Americans and Jordan Brand-game guys," said ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes. "It's cool to go there because you're playing for an ex-NBA guy and Collin Sexton played here and you have momentum going now and street credibility now that you didn't have a year ago at Alabama and now you do."

    "It gets us in the door with players on Collin's level and the caliber of player he is," Johnson explained. "Not only are we calling recruits, but they're calling us."

    That may be more beneficial than the 19.2 points per game Sexton averaged, the honorable mention All-America citation he garnered and the tangible results he produced during his one season on campus.

    In the NBA, Dykes predicts, Sexton will spread the gospel of Crimson Tide hoops with every split-second drive and fancy pass he makes.

    "The value of a guy like Sexton is hard to put into terms," Dykes said. "But this guy is going to be a legitimate ten-year pro. So what impact he has on Alabama basketball I think will remain the next ten years or so, if not beyond."

    Trevor Releford '11-14  2x 1st Team All-SEC... fourth in program history in scoring with 1,873 ... first all-time in school history and fifth in SEC history in steals with 263 ... first at Alabama in steals per game (1.9) and career games played (134), second in career starts (126), fifth in free-throw percentage (.814), and ninth in three-point attempts (446) and assists (395).

    Kennedy Winston '02-05  Led Alabama and the SEC in scoring in 2004-05 (17.9) en route to earning honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press. In his final season, he averaged 17.9 points with 5.4 rebounds per game as the Tide finished the season ranked No. 21 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament with 24 wins. In the previous season, Winston was a key component of the Tide’s deepest NCAA run, averaging 19.0 points per game during Alabama’s march to the Elite Eight.

    Bench:

    Mo Willliams  '01-03  Led Alabama to 27 wins, an SEC championship and a final No. 8 final ranking in the AP poll. Averaged 10.4 ppg in his freshman season with 4.1 apg ... Sporting News National Freshman of the year, Basketball America 2002 Newcomer of the Year and the SEC Freshman of the Year... 3rd Team All-SEC '03 ... 2nd Round NBA pick ... one of the highest paid SEC players in NBA

    JaMychal Green '11 AP and Coach's 1st Team

    Antonio McDyess '93-95  1996 NBA All-Rookie First Team averaging 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. In 1999, he was named to the All-NBA Third-Team for that season. He earned a spot on the 2001 NBA All-Star Team and was a part of the gold-medal-winning U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After a five-year tenure with the Detroit Pistons, McDyess signed a free-agent contract with San Antonio in 2009. He played in his 1,000th career game on March 9, 2011, getting the start against his former team, the Detroit Pistons. McDyess was waived by the Spurs on Dec. 19, 2011, ending his 17-year career in the league. With $116.6 million in career earnings, McDyess is the highest earning former Bammer in NBA history.

    Latrell Sprewell '90-92  Avg. 17.8 ppg and garnered All-SEC recognition in '92. Bama’s most accomplished NBA player with 16,712 career points despite missing a large portion of '97 for choking PJ. In his rookie season, Sprewell was the first Warrior to total 1,000 points, 250 rebounds, 250 assists, 100 steals and 50 blocks in a season. During his time with the Warriors, he led the team in scoring four straight seasons including a career high 24.2 points per game average during the 1996-97 season. At 23, Sprewell became the youngest player selected to the All-NBA first-team since Isaiah Thomas in 1984 (also made the team in 1994). Sprewell was voted to four NBA All-Star teams (1994, 1995, 1997, 2001). With career NBA earnings of $97 million, Spre is one of the top SEC career earners of all time.

    Robert Horry '88-92  Helped the Tide win three SEC tournament titles and two berths in the NCAA's Sweet 16 round. Alabama compiled a 98-36 record during his four seasons; Horry set a school record for career blocked shots (282). He was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference, the SEC All-Defensive and the SEC All-Academic teams.  Horry holds seven NBA Championships that he won with three different teams in his 16 years in the league. Horry is only the second player in NBA history to win a championship with three different teams, including three with the Lakers (2000, 01, 02), two with the Rockets (1994, 95) and two with the Spurs (2005, 07). He participated in an NBA record 244 career playoff games and holds the record for most 3-point field goals in Finals history (40).

    Gerald Wallace '00-01 Drafted at age 19 by the Sacramento Kings, making him the youngest player in the franchise’s 62-year history at the time. In 2002, his rookie year, Wallace placed second in the NBA Dunk Contest.  He is scheduled to surpass $100,000,000 career earnings in '15-16 making him one of the highest paid former SEC players of all time. Bama's Top One-n-Done.

    Richard Hendrix '05-08  AP honorable mention All-American following the 2007-08 season. Hendrix averaged 17.8 points and an SEC-leading 10.1 rebounds per game while leading Alabama in scoring in 14 games. An accurate interior shooter, he converted on nearly 60 percent of his field goal attempts over the course of his career and helped Alabama make two postseason appearances in his three years on campus. In those three years, Hendrix was 19th all-time in scoring (1,327) and 11th (849) in rebounding.

    Ronald Steele '04-09  AP Hon. Mention... . Steele averaged 14.3 points per game with 132 assists and helped the Tide reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Steele was nearly automatic from the free-throw line, converting 89.2 percent of his attempts in 2005-06 and finishing his career shooting 86.7 percent from the stripe, the highest all-time mark in Alabama history. In 2006-07, knee injuries prevented Steele from becoming a multi-time All-American.

    Rod Grizzard '00-02  He finished collegiate career as Alabama’s 13th leading scorer of all-time, with 1487 points. Ranks fifth all-time in three-point field goals made and seventh in free throw shooting percentage. As a junior, earned Third Team All-SEC, All-SEC Tournament, and AP Honorable Mention All-American honors, and was a Wooden Award finalist.  SEC 1st Team and 2nd leading scorer as a sophomore.
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  • Ben Simmons is the first NBA player to average a triple-double during a 13 game winning streak. This breaks Big O’s record who once averaged a triple-double for a season.
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  • Jeff Goodman
    ‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN
    Apr 11

    Former NBA guard Mo Williams still in the mix to join Mark Gottfried’s staff at Cal State Northridge, sources told ESPN. Those close to Williams say his ultimate goal is to be a head college coach. Williams has run Mo Williams Academy AAU program for much of the last decade.
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  • When Eric Bledsoe takes the court as a starting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks in their NBA playoff opener against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the game will be the former Parker High School standout's first postseason action since May 3, 2013.


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    Bledsoe averaged 17.8 points, 5.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Milwaukee. He started all 71 games that he played for the Bucks and posted a triple-double on Monday with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a victory over the Orlando Magic.

    At Parker, Bledsoe earned the Class 5A Player of the Year Award for the 2008-09 season. The Thundering Herd lost in the AHSAA 5A semifinals in 2008 and in the championship game in 2009, with both setbacks coming against Butler.
  • #970 by jbcarol on 29 Apr 2018
  • Matt Jones
    ‏ @KySportsRadio
    Apr 27

    Rajon Rondo hates “Playoff Rondo,” requests new nickname http://dlvr.it/QR2bWH


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    “I’ve done what I’ve done in the past,” Rondo said. “I let my game speak for itself. I feel like, when I get a certain amount of minutes and when the coaches allow me to be me on the court, I’m Rondo. There’s no ‘Playoff Rondo.’ Ask any player. You’re only as good as your coach allows you to be.”

    After making four All-Star teams, First-Team All-Defense, etc., his success comes well beyond the Playoffs alone.

    “If you look at my history, I don’t think you can be a four-time All-Star just from the playoffs. I must have done something in the regular season. ‘Playoff Rondo’, I think, is a myth. But I do love the big moments,” said Rondo.

    After he and former Wildcat big man Anthony Davis helped lead the Pelicans to a 4-0 sweep over the three-seed Portland Trail Blazers, he certainly didn’t give fans a reason to stop using the nickname.
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  • https://mobile.twitter.com/terryjt1/status/994423931787505664

    Case for Al Horford as a Hall of Farmer based on post season.
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  • NBA draft picks from SEC schools 1992 to 2018:

    1992 (Eight)
    Shaquille O’Neal, LS 1 [1] Orl
    Todd Day, AR 1 [8] Mil
    Robert Horry, UA 1 [11] Hou
    Oliver Miller, AR 1 [22] Phx
    Lee Mayberry, AR 1 [23] Mil
    Latrell Sprewell, UA 1 [24] GS
    Isaiah Morris, AR 2 Mia
    Litterial Green, UG 2 Chi

    1993 (4)
    Jamal Mashburn, UK 1 [4] Dal
    Allan Houston, UT 1 [11] Det
    James Robinson, UA 1 [21] Port
    Geert Hammink, LS 1 [26] Orl

    1994 (4)
    Wesley Person, AU 1 [23] Phx
    Rodney Dent, UK 2 Mil
    Jamie Watson, SC 2 Utah
    Charles Claxton, UG 2 Phx

    1995 (4)
    Antonio McDyess, UA 1 [2] LAC
    Corliss Williamson, AR 1 [13] Sac
    Jason Caffey, UA 1 [20] Chi
    Andrew DeClercq, UF 2 GS

    1996 (13)
    Antoine Walker, UK 1 [6] Bos
    Erick Dampier, MS 1 [10] Ind
    Tony Delk, UK 1 [16] Char
    Walter McCarty, UK 1 [19] NYK
    Dontae’ Jones, MS 1 [21] NYK
    Roy Rogers, UA 1 [22] Van
    Steve Hamer, UT 2 Bos
    Randy Livingston, LS 2 Hou
    Terrell Bell, UG 2 Hou
    Mark Pope, UK 2 Ind
    Shandon Anderson, UG 2 Utah
    Ronnie Henderson, LS 2 Wash
    Darnell Robinson, AR 2 Dal

    1997 (3)
    Ron Mercer, UK 1 [6] Bos
    Derek Anderson, UK 1 [13] Cle
    Eric Washington, UA 2 Orl

    1998 (3)
    Jason Williams, UF 1 [7] Sac
    Nazr Mohammed, UK 1 [29] Utah
    Ansu Sesay, UM 2 Dal

    1999 (3)
    Jumaine Jones, UG 1 [27] Atl
    Scott Padgett, UK 1 [28] Utah
    Tyrone Washington, MS 2 Hou

    2000 (Eight)
    Stromile Swift, LS 1 [2] Van
    Mike Miller, UF 1 [5] Orl
    Jamaal Magloire, UK 1 [19] Char
    Donnell Harvey, UF 1 [22] NYK
    Mamadou N’Diaye, AU 1 [26] Den
    Dan Langhi, VU 2 Dal
    Jabari Smith, LS 2 Sac
    Chris Porter, AU 2 GS
     
    2001 (3)
    Joe Johnson, AR 1 [10] Bos
    Gerald Wallace, UA 1 [25] Sac
    Jamison Brewer, AU 2 Ind

    2002 (4)
    Marcus Haislip, UT 1 [13] Mil
    Tayshaun Prince, UK 1 [23] Det
    Vincent Yarbrough, UT 2 Den
    Rod Grizzard, UA 2 Wash

    2003 (6)
    Jarvis Hayes, UG 1 [10] Wash
    Mario Austin, MS 2 Chi
    Derrick Zimmerman, MS 2 GS
    Keith Bogans, UK 2 Mil
    Matt Bonner, UF 2 Chi
    Maurice Williams, UA 2 Utah
     
    2004 (3)
    Justin Reed, UM 2 Bos
    Matt Freije, VU 2 Mia
    Rashad Wright, UG 2 Ind
     
    2005 (3)
    David Lee, UF 1 [30] NYK
    Brandon Bass, LS 2 NO
    Lawrence Roberts, MS 2 Sea

    2006 (4)
    Tyrus Thomas, LS 1 [3] Port
    Ronnie Brewer, AR 1 [14] Utah
    Renaldo Balkman, SC 1 [20] NYK
    Rajon Rondo, UK 1 [21] Phx

    2007 (Eight)
    Al Horford, UF 1 [3] Atl
    Corey Brewer, UF 1 [7] Minn
    Joakim Noah, UF 1 [9] NY
    Glen Davis, LS 2 Sea
    Jermareo Davidson, UA 2 GS
    Chris Richard, UF 2 Minn
    Derrick Byars, VU 2 Port
    Taurean Green, UF 2 Port

    2008 (6)
    Anthony Randolph, LS 1 [14] GS
    Marreese Speights, UF 1 [16] Phila
    Sonny Weems, AR 2 Chi
    Richard Hendrix, UA 2 GS
    Shan Foster, VU 2 Dal
    Joe Crawford, UK 2 LAL

    2009 (4)
    Jodie Meeks, UK 2 Mil
    Patrick Beverley, AR 2 LAL
    Marcus Thornton, LS 2 Mia
    Nick Calathes, UF 2 Minn

    2010 (7)
    John Wall, UK 1 [1] Wash
    DeMarcus Cousins, UK 1 [5] Sac
    Patrick Patterson, UK 1 [14] Hou
    Eric Bledsoe, UK 1 [18] OKC
    Daniel Orton, UK 1 [29] Orl
    Terrico White, UM 2 Det
    Jarvis Varnado, MS 2 Mia

    2011 (7)
    Brandon Knight, UK 1 [8] Det
    Tobias Harris, UT 1 [19] Char
    Trey Thompkins, UG 2 LAC
    Chandler Parsons, UF 2 Hou
    Josh Harrellson, UK 2 NO
    Travis Leslie, UG 2 LAC
    Vernon Macklin, UF 2 Det
    DeAndre Liggins, UK 2 Orl

    2012 (12)
    Anthony Davis, UK 1 [1] NO
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, UK 1 [2] Char
    Bradley Beal, UF 1 [3] Wash
    Terrence Jones, UK 1 [18] Hou
    John Jenkins, VU 1 [23] Atl
    Arnett Moultrie, MS 1 [27] Mia
    Marquis Teague, UK 1 [29] Chi
    Festus Ezeli, VU 1 [30] GS
    Jeffery Taylor, VU 2 Char
    Doron Lamb, UK 2 Mil
    Justin Hamilton, LS 2 Phila
    Darius Miller, UK 2 NO

    2013 (5)
    Nerlens Noel, UK 1 [6]
    K. Caldwell-Pope, UGa 1 [8]
    Archie Goodwin, UK 1 [29]
    Erik Murphy, UF 2
    Alex Oriakhi, MU by way of UConn, 2

    2014 (6)
    Julius Randle, UK 1 [7]
    James Young, UK 1 [17]
    Jarnell Stokes, UT 2
    Johnny O'Bryant, LS 2
    Jordan Clarkson, MU 2
    Jordan McRae, UT 2

    2015 (10)
    Karl-Anthony Towns, UK 1 [1]
    Willie Cauley-Stein, UK 1 [6]
    Trey Lyles, UK 1 [12]
    Devin Booker, UK 1 [13]
    Bobby Portis, AR 1 [22]
    Jarell Martin, LS 1 [25]
    Jordan Mickey, LS 2
    Josh Richardson, UT 2
    Andrew Harrison, UK 2
    Dakari Johnson, UK 2

    2016 (6)
    Ben Simmons, LS 1 [1]
    Jamal Murray, UK 1 [7]
    Wade Baldwin IV, VU 1 [17]
    Skal Labissiere, UK 1 [28]
    Damian Jones, VU 1 [30]
    Tyler Ulis, UK 2

    2017 (4)
    De'Aaron Fox, UK 1 [5]
    Malik Monk, UK 1 [11]
    Bam Adebayo, UK 1 [14]
    Sin Thornwell, SC 2

    2018 (7)
    Collin Sexton, UA 1 [8]
    Kevin Knox, UK 1 [9]
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, UK 1 [11]
    Michael Porter, Jr., MU 1 [14]
    Robert Williams, A&M 1 [27]
    Jarrad Vanderbilt, UK 2
    Hamidou Diallo, UK 2
  • #979 by jbcarol on 22 Jun 2018
  • Bama's Top One-n-Dones

    Collin Sexton '17-18  SEC Co-Freshman of the Year and AP Hon. Mention After his freshman campaign ended with Bama's first NCAA Tournament win since 2006, Sexton was on his way out of Tuscaloosa -- but not before changing the perception of the Crimson Tide on both the hardwood and the recruiting trail.

        "He's made Alabama basketball a cool thing to high school kids, in the eyes of McDonald's All-Americans and Jordan Brand-game guys," said ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes. "It's cool to go there because you're playing for an ex-NBA guy and Collin Sexton played here and you have momentum going now and street credibility now that you didn't have a year ago at Alabama and now you do."

        "It gets us in the door with players on Collin's level and the caliber of player he is," Coach Avery Johnson explained. "Not only are we calling recruits, but they're calling us."

        That may be more beneficial than the 19.2 points per game Sexton averaged, the honorable mention All-America citation he garnered and the tangible results he produced during his one season on campus.

        In the NBA, Dykes predicts, Sexton will spread the gospel of Crimson Tide hoops with every split-second drive and fancy pass he makes.

        "The value of a guy like Sexton is hard to put into terms," Dykes said. "But this guy is going to be a legitimate ten-year pro. So what impact he has on Alabama basketball I think will remain the next ten years or so, if not beyond."


    Gerald Wallace '00-01 Drafted at age 19 by the Sacramento Kings, making him the youngest player in the franchise’s 62-year history. In 2002, his rookie year, Wallace placed second in the NBA Dunk Contest.  He is scheduled to surpass $100,000,000 career earnings in '15-16 making him one of the highest paid former SEC players of all time.

    Schea Cotton '99-00 F averaged 15.5 ppg and 4.6 rpg and was 2nd Team All-SEC... Former California High School POY had battled the NCAA and spent one season at Bama as a 21-year-old Soph. ... There is a documentary about his struggles https://scheacottonmanchild.com/pages/documentary.

    Sexton and Wallace were apparently involved in the same NBA trade
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