Thursday, October 20, 2011

50 Greatest UCLA Basketball Players

It's obvious that it's gotta be Lew Alcindor no. 1 and Bill Walton no. 2.

But then then who's no. 3?

Well of the top of my head, some candidates for the top ten are Marques Johnson, Richard Washington, David Meyers, Keith Wilkes, Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, Lucious Allen, Gail Goodrich, Keith Erickson, Walt Hazzard, Baron Davis.

What about Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook? Well, they only played like 1 or 2 years.

Ah, going through the list, I forgot about Darren Collison (29), David Greenwood (23), Kiki Vandeweghe (19), Pooh Richardson (12), Henry Bibby (11).

And here's the top ten.

10. Don MacLean
9. Ed O'Bannon
8. Sidney Wicks
7. Keith Wilkes
6. Reggie Miller
5. Walt Hazzard
4. Marques Johnson
3. Gail Goodrich
2. Bill Walton
1. Lew Alcindor

And I don't see David Meyers or Keith Erickson in the top 50. David Meyers was the second pick in 1975 NBA Draft (behind David Thompson and ahead of Marvin Webster, Alvan Adams, Darryl Dawkins, Lionel Hollins). Keith Erickson played in the 1964 Olympics as a volleyball player, played 12 years in the NBA, then became a color man for with Chick Hearn (after Lynn Shackelford and Pat Riley; and before Stu Lantz).

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