Walt Hazzard might have been my guess, or perhaps Gail Goodrich who, in fact, came after Hazzard. However Walt Hazzard was the Wizard's second consensus All America player with the first coming many years before Hazzard got the honor in 1964.
I was not aware of where this player had gone to college. He went on to the NBA where you'll remember him as a star on your favorite childhood team while I remember him as a role player on mine.
I know he’s tough to like but what Calhoun did to bring UConn from where it was when he got there to when he left was pretty amazing. Not saying he’s the best at all but a very impressive career despite being unlikeable in many ways.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Jun 9, 2021 10:30:45 GMT -5
Great story about an amazing athlete unknown to me until this point. My guess is that we was named an All America by one or a few of the many rating services/magazines that named All America players each year. Thus he was not a "consensus" AA player. Here's who Hickok Sports lists for George Stanich's 3 UCLA seasons--with the players near the top of the lists being those who appeared on the most AA teams
1948 Murray Wier, Iowa Ed Macauley, St. Louis Jim McIntyre, Minnesota Kevin O'Shea, Notre Dame Ralph Beard, Kentucky Dick Dickey, North Carolina St. Arnold Ferrin, Utah Alex Groza, Kentucky Harold Haskins, Hamline George Kaftan, Holy Cross Duane Klueh, Indiana St. Tony Lavelli, Yale Jack Nichols, Washington Andy Wolfe, California
1949 Tony Lavelli, Yale Vince Boryla, Denver Ed Macauley, St. Louis Alex Groza, Kentucky Ralph Beard, Kentucky Bill Erickson, Illinois Vern Gardner, Utah Wallace Jones, Kentucky Jim McIntyre, Minnesota Ernie Vandeweghe, Colgate Bob Harris, Oklahoma A&M Slater Martin, Texas
1950 Dick Schnittker, Ohio St. Bob Cousy, Holy Cross Paul Arizin, Villanova Paul Unruh, Bradley Bill Sharman, Southern California Charles Cooper, Duquesne Don Lofgran, San Francisco Kevin O'Shea, Notre Dame Don Rehfeldt, Wisconsin Sherman White, Long Island Sam Ranzino, North Carolina State Harold Haskins, Hamline Don Lofgran, San Francisco Irwin Dambrot, City College of New York John Pilch, Wyoming
NOTE: Stanich high jumped 6 -4 &3/4 for that Bronze medal at the 1964 Olympics
In general, save for Rick Pitino at Louisville, the program that's won it all has been, in terms of NCAA probes, untouchable. It's always the other Final Four participants that have gotten replaced in the record book by "vacated".
Wooden's record in first 18 years at UCLA 361-135 with two championships. Gilbert came aboard 1966-67 record next 9 years 259-12 with 8 championships. Looks like Wooden's pyramid of success really took off when Gilbert arrived. As far as best coaches at HC no mention of Roy Leenig, 104-48 in six seasons I'd certainly take him over Jack D.