G - Chris Jackson, LSU - No question here...the most dominating scorer I ever saw in the SEC. Had 5 games of 40 or more points as a FRESHMAN.
G - Allan Houston, UT - Not to sure about this one...He was a SUPERB shooter and scorer but played on some TERRIBLE teams...Not to mention he ALWAYS had the green light cause the coach was some other guy named Houston...
F - Jamal Mashburn, UK - No question here either...SEC player of the year in '93 (even though he had to share it with Billy McCaffery, OH YES). Best player on one of the best teams in recent SEC memory
F - Chuck Person, AU - One of the best scorers and shooters in SEC history..."The Rifleman" had some epic showdowns with Larry Bird in his pro career...Don't necessarily agree with this pick though.
C - Shaquille O'Neal, LSU - Only gets the nod here, cause the SEC is traditionally weak when it comes to post players...He wasn't near as dominating in college as he is in the pros. Sam Bowie came in second if that tells you anything...
Originally posted by chuckc14Thoughts? Could this team possibly beat the ACC team??
Absolutely not. I love SEC Basketball, but the ACC is by far and away much more talented and deep. I think the Silver Anniversary Duke team alone could probably beat the most of anniversary conference teams (man it hurt to type that).
I don't think Chris Jackson would have my been choice at Point Guard, I would have gone with Todd Day. Jackson was a heck of a shooter, but Day was a complete Point man. I would put Jackson on the second team and Kyle Macy on the third team.
Everyone seems to forget Rex Chapman at two guard. Even though he only played two years Chapman is the best shooter I have ever seen. Chapman averaged almost 20 points, 2 steals, 3 boards, and 2 blocked shots a game his last year with UK. Had Eddie Sutton not mailed a big wad of cash to Chris Mills he would have stuck around for another year or two as well. Kentucky had commitments from Chris Mills and Shawn Kemp and would ran away with a National Title in either 89 or 90. Damn Eddie Sutton.
(edited by Ffej on 23.1.04 1317) WIENER OF THE DAY! July 6, 2002!
Wienerville Survivor League Co-Champion If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like "Hey, look. He's carrying a soldering iron!" and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, "That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice." Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink.
I don't think they necessarily went specifically by each position...I think they just picked 2 guards, 2 forwards, and a center. Chris Jackson is definitely well deserving of being one of the top 2 guards of the past 25 years.
Originally posted by FfejI don't think Chris Jackson would have my been choice at Point Guard, I would have gone with Todd Day. Jackson was a heck of a shooter, but Day was a complete Point man.
Are you sure you're not confusing Day with Lee Mayberry?
(edited by Blanket Jackson on 23.1.04 1459)
Todd Day, who set the Arkansas career scoring record and was a two-time first team All-American, was much better than Lee Mayberry. The thing about Day is that Arkansas was in the Southwest Conference for his first three years, so he only played in the SEC for one year. Day was great, but Jackson was completely unstoppable in college.
Hope you didn't have your hopes pinned on Tennessee-Chattanooga. Sweet merciful crap, and that's without Thabeet or Price starting. (Hm, wonder why.) We'll see how they do against less overmatched opposition, though.