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Mr. Furley
01-28-2011, 03:18 AM
1. Sonny Alvarado - A true menace, enforcer and all-around thug.

2. Kevin Durant - Basketball at its purest, and probably one of the nicest guys in the whole world.

3. Terrence Rencher - The dude slashed and dashed and then slashed and dashed some more.

4. Roderick Anderson - This guy was just a ridiculous point guard. A perfect player for the Tom Penders' system.

5. Dennis Jordan - A round mound of fun-loving Texas basketball goodness. The Dexter Pittman of the 1990's.

Honorable Mention: TJ Ford, James Thomas, Ian Mooney, Chico Vasquez, Tremaine Wingfield

Hamiltonian
01-28-2011, 04:19 AM
1. TJ Ford
2. Travis Mays
3. Kevin Durant - higher if he'd stayed another year
4. Lance Blanks
5. Toss up between Royal Ivey and Brandon Mouton

Earl's Second Coming
01-28-2011, 04:21 AM
Chris Mihm

spystud13
01-28-2011, 05:13 AM
Reggie Freeman, Durant, BMW. Honorable mentions to BJ Tyler, Rencher, & Clack.

RexTAsswhip
01-28-2011, 06:08 AM
1. Jim Krivacs 2. Travis Mays 3. TJ Ford 4. Johnny Moore 5. Dan Krueger

HM - Kevin Durant, Carlton Cooper, BJ Tyler, Lance Blanks, and BG Brosterhous

TTomTerrific
01-28-2011, 06:34 AM
Travis Mays
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant
Lance Blanks
Terrance Rencher

BigHerm24
01-28-2011, 06:39 AM
TJ Ford
Durant
Damion James
Royal Ivey
James Thomas

Gurrry
01-28-2011, 07:05 AM
Guys like KD and TJ are obvious favorites.. but here are my favorites that are a little more obscure:

1. Gabe Muoneke

2. Brian Boddicker

3. Brandon Mouton

4. Connor Atchley

5. James Thomas


Most of these guys were on the team right when I really started getting into UT basketball. As odd as it is, Muoneke was my favorite player growing up. It seemed like he used to hit a ton of clutch shots and I loved that about him.

texashorne
01-28-2011, 07:17 AM
1. TJ
2. Reggie Freeman
3. Ivan Wagner
4. James Thomas
5. Brandon Mouton

Fat Joe left Atlantic
01-28-2011, 07:22 AM
1. DJ Augustin
2. TJ Ford
3. KD
4. Travis Mays
5. Reggie Freeman

Dewey Oxburger
01-28-2011, 07:42 AM
BMW

Ford

Durant

Beau Vine
01-28-2011, 07:42 AM
1. Ron Baxter
2. Kevin Durant
3. Johnny Moore
4. Brandon Mouton
5. Mike Wacker

Hoosier Longhorn
01-28-2011, 07:52 AM
TJ Ford
Durant
Damion James
Royal Ivey
James Thomas

This

ihateowho
01-28-2011, 07:59 AM
Kevin Durant
TJ Ford
James Thomas
Johnny Moore
Lance Blanks

Mizzou415
01-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Hahaha, my first thought was Sonny Alvarado.

1. Sonny Alvarado
2. Terrence Rencher
3. Joey Wright
4. Reggie Freeman
5. BJ Tyler

We had season tickets growing up, so my favorites are all from before I went to Mizzou.

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 08:28 AM
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant
Chris Mihm
Fredie Williams
Brandon Mouton

Seems like Travis Mays should be up there, but I don't know who I'd bump.

Mizzou415
01-28-2011, 08:34 AM
Fredie Williams is a great call

jt
01-28-2011, 08:35 AM
james thomas
chris clack
royal ivey
pj tucker

those are the guys i really identified w/ and loved their game.

spystud13
01-28-2011, 08:40 AM
You should at least spell Clack's name right then.

Wiler77
01-28-2011, 08:45 AM
LOL at Sonny Alvarado and Dennis Jordan. They would make my least favorite list.

My favorites:
Royal Ivey
PJ Tucker
TJ Ford
Ivan Wagner
Terrence Rencher

Dogus is making a run at this list.

georgy porgy
01-28-2011, 08:46 AM
LaSalle Thompson

Underdog
01-28-2011, 08:47 AM
No LaSalle Thompson?

Krivacs
Thompson
Durant
Mays
Moore

Eskimohorn
01-28-2011, 09:13 AM
Durant
TJ
Royal Ivey
Brian Boddicker
Dogus Balbay

How about some love for Chris Owens, Luke Axtell, Tommy Penders, Jr & Hank Dudek

neverwenttoUT
01-28-2011, 09:13 AM
BJ Tyler
Kevin Durant
TJ Ford
Reggie Freeman
JCB

hobbs
01-28-2011, 09:15 AM
Durant
Mays
Moore
Ford
Blanks

jt
01-28-2011, 09:22 AM
You should at least spell Clack's name right then.

:oops:

Brock Rockswell
01-28-2011, 09:22 AM
http://www.enbw-ludwigsburg.de/pics/medien//image_1127562596948.jpeg

I was always amazed how he never sweat enough to lose the hold the gel had in his hair. Bryan Boddicker was bro-tastic.

naked_bongo
01-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Durant
LaMarcus
TJ
Royal Ivey
James Thomas

Slaytanic Wehrmacht
01-28-2011, 09:42 AM
Benford Williams
Nnadubem Gabriel Enyinaya Muoneke
Lance Blanks
LaSalle Thompson
Brandy Perryman

Honerable mention: Joey Wright, Locksley Collie, Guillermo "Panama" Myers

Not really my alltime favorites but some names that immediately came to mind that were not the obvious choices.

burntorangeblooded15
01-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Durant
Augustin
Mouton
Ford
"Boobie" gibson

Always have played a guard position so I tend to follow them a lil closer

Ignatius
01-28-2011, 09:43 AM
In Order:

1. Travis Mays
2. Brandon Mouton
3. Kevin Durant
4. TJ Ford
5. Kris Clack

Honorable Mention (no particular order): Joey Wright, Panama Myers, Benford Williams, Reggie Freeman, Tremaine Wingfield, Terrence Rencher, Gabe Muoneke, Brandon Perryman

bigup2dahorns
01-28-2011, 09:48 AM
KD
TJ
travis mays
lance blanks

and #1 is this guy:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS8NbWdT58jlNga62eZERo52JR6USItm Kf2lcOU7IvVzbXuLcz0yA

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 09:49 AM
Benford Williams.

I think he was just about the only guy on our team who wasn't intimidated by Billy Tubbs' OU teams of the era. Good call.

MrPhlegm
01-28-2011, 09:51 AM
Ovie Dotson - only Longhorn that I know of that went on to be a Harlem Globetrotter
All of them

jonblaze
01-28-2011, 09:52 AM
No love for Darren Kelly??? Remember when he was our whole team? I loved asking Rick Barnes about that and his response.

1. TJ
2. PJ
3. Kevin Durant
4. Freddie Williams
5. James Thomas

Heavy considerations: Damion James, Gary Johnson, Chris Klack, Lamarcus A., Royal wit cheese

Staboned
01-28-2011, 09:56 AM
KD
Royal
TJ
James Thomas

others

Gurrry
01-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Im gonna give Kenny Taylor some love too...

I know he was a transfer.. but I will never forget him making like 7 threes in Baylors house. Every time he touched the ball they boo'd him louder than shit.. yet he was just kept knocking down shots.

jonblaze
01-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Im gonna give Kenny Taylor some love too...

I know he was a transfer.. but I will never forget him making like 7 threes in Baylors house. Every time he touched the ball they boo'd him louder than shit.. yet he was just kept knocking down shots.

Kenny "ChiknSammich" Taylor... Good call!

KingBobo81
01-28-2011, 10:25 AM
Royal Ivey
TJ
Durant
James Thomas
Brandon Mouton

MaximumBarnes
01-28-2011, 10:31 AM
Brandy Perryman
Drew Gressett
Ian Mooney
Luke Axtell
Clyde Littlefield

Honna
01-28-2011, 10:38 AM
Aside from your POTYs, etc.

James Thomas.

drinkdrink-yak
01-28-2011, 10:43 AM
There have been some great players since the 2002-2003 team, but from TJ to JT, that team was my favorite by far. All those players rank at the top, that senior day is one of my favorite UT sports memories.

For the record, I think Gary Johnson and PJ Tucker are 'favorite player' underrated. Maybe Gary just needs more time, but his awkward hustle is awesome.

DLev
01-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Durant
TJ
Royal
Mouton
PJ Tucker

drinkdrink-yak
01-28-2011, 10:47 AM
actually a lot of PJ Tucker, maybe he isn't 'favorite' underrated...I approve.

WhoooTex
01-28-2011, 11:16 AM
My starting four, in no particular order of favorite: Albert Burditt, Kevin Durant, BJ Tyler, TJ Ford. That's right, we're only playing four guys. And we'll still fuck your shit up.

210816horn
01-28-2011, 11:53 AM
no order:

bj tyler
tj
durant
tucker
aldridge

honorable: Tristan Thompson is moving up fast.

Gut Wagon
01-28-2011, 11:53 AM
It speaks to the youth on this board that Larry Robinson hasn't made anyone's list. Trust me, even if we acknowledge that Durant and Ford are universally 1 and 2, Robinson should rank no lower than No. 3 on anyone's rundown of the best UT players ever. If you ever had the privilege of seeing him play in the early '70s, you'd know what I'm talking about. This guy was an absolute animal. I saw him score 37 against SMU, even though he left the game way early. Think KD at Kansas for the closest thing I've seen to that performance since. And though it was in a "freshman" game, Larry's 55 points and 28 boards against TCU remains one of the most staggering stat lines I've ever seen in basketball.

Ignatius
01-28-2011, 12:13 PM
I think he was just about the only guy on our team who wasn't intimidated by Billy Tubbs' OU teams of the era. Good call.

No shit, when the BMW team played in Norman that year we got destroyed, but Benford had a fucking monster game, multiple dunks in transition...


Im gonna give Kenny Taylor some love too...

I know he was a transfer.. but I will never forget him making like 7 threes in Baylors house. Every time he touched the ball they boo'd him louder than shit.. yet he was just kept knocking down shots.

They were chanting "Traitor, traitor" at him for leaving the team to avoid a potential homicide on the team flight. Fucking douchebags...

Derka Derka
01-28-2011, 12:22 PM
TJ Ford
Travis Mays
Dj Augustin
BJ Tyler
Kevin Durant

Durant Durant
01-28-2011, 12:30 PM
KD is the defacto #1 on this list. You may have players you like more, but KD is Texas basketball. There's not many guys on his level in the NBA that even went to college let alone rep for their school like KD does for Texas. I wonder if Dwayne Wade had a special Marquette colorway made of his shoes just to rep for Marquette. So anyways, everybody on my list is a distance behind KD.

DJ Augustin
AJ Abrams - He's from my HS
PJ Tucker
Daniel Gibson
Kris Clack - He was playing at Texas when I first started to get into college basketball, and I just liked saying his name. Hope I spelled it right. o.O

Scraps
01-28-2011, 12:31 PM
No love for Darren Kelly??? Remember when he was our whole team? I loved asking Rick Barnes about that and his response.


I got love for him...he is in my top 5


1. Durant
2. TJ
3. Chris Owens
4. Mouton
5. Darren Kelly

Beau Vine
01-28-2011, 12:37 PM
How about some love for Chris Owens, Luke Axtell, Tommy Penders, Jr & Hank Dudek

George Muller?

Earl's Second Coming
01-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Guys like KD and TJ are obvious favorites.. but here are my favorites that are a little more obscure:

1. Gabe Muoneke

2. Brian Boddicker

3. Brandon Mouton

4. Connor Atchley

5. James Thomas


Most of these guys were on the team right when I really started getting into UT basketball. As odd as it is, Muoneke was my favorite player growing up. It seemed like he used to hit a ton of clutch shots and I loved that about him.

Good picks. I went to high school with Muoneke. Nice guy and smart as hell. He also runs a pretty interesting blog. Interesting how he's so laid back off the court and such a maniac on it.

DLev
01-28-2011, 12:40 PM
honorable: Tristan Thompson is moving up fast.
Agreed.

Beau Vine
01-28-2011, 12:45 PM
Brandy Perryman
Drew Gressett
Ian Mooney
Luke Axtell
Clyde Littlefield

Oh come on, Karl Willock was much whiter than Luke Axtell.

gecko
01-28-2011, 12:48 PM
Ovie Dotson - only Longhorn that I know of that went on to be a Harlem Globetrotter
All of them

Is that how you spell his first name...?

Anyhow....remember the chants of O-vie, O-vie, O-vie toward the end of the game as we tried to get lemons to put him in...? Do you remember the off the back board dunk he had to end the game against Arkansas....I think it was 1978 or 79. Ahh....good times.

Native Horn
01-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Slater Martin, Bill Wendlandt, Mike Wacker, Jim Krivacs and Ron Baxter. And Carlton Cooper off the bench.

jonblaze
01-28-2011, 01:09 PM
I got love for him...he is in my top 5


1. Durant
2. TJ
3. Chris Owens
4. Mouton
5. Darren Kelly

Nice, repped me thinks. Chris Owens should be on my considered list too. Dude had some serious hops.

cartman
01-28-2011, 01:10 PM
T.J. - obvious, but if you say DJ, I understand.
KD - more obvious
Mays - best 2-guard evah, woulda been a monster under Barnes. Even played defense under Penders.

Hamilton or Thompson, if they come back. If not, James Thomas.

And, for just 1 play - Benford Williams. I have a shiny nickle for whoever can find video of the dunk on Shaq. P.S. I think it happened. I was drinking.

bozo_casanova
01-28-2011, 01:13 PM
1) Alvarado
2) B-M-W
3) KD
4) LaSalle Thompson
5) TJ Ford

dnote111
01-28-2011, 02:31 PM
1. T.J. Ford
2. Brandon Mouton
3. Darren Kelly
4. Royal Ivey
5. Ivan Wagner

MoJames
01-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Brandy Perryman

http://www.bperrymanshootingcamp.com/index.html

Slaytanic Wehrmacht
01-28-2011, 02:54 PM
I think he was just about the only guy on our team who wasn't intimidated by Billy Tubbs' OU teams of the era. Good call.

Straight up dunking machine.

I have one of those old school autograph books with the multi colored pages....autographs in it are:

Keith Stephens, Henry johnson, Dave Sheppard, Brent Boyd, Jim Krivacs, Ron Baxter, Tyrone Branyon(sp?), Wade Blundell, ABE LEMMONS, John Moore, Freddie Carson, La Salle Thompson III #42, John Danks and George Turner.

I got them at the Heart of Texas Colesium in a two year stretch...one of which was the damn game of the "injury" and the begin of the collapse....I hated Vinny Johnson and Terry Teagle for life after that.

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 02:58 PM
George Muller?

Why not go straight for John Brownlee?

Eric cartman
01-28-2011, 03:46 PM
Gut Wagon, Im biased but you are correct.Larry was probably the best ever. In addition,I would add

Coach Black
Harry Larrabee
Dan Krueger
the late Hank Bauerschlag
Krivacs


Slaytanic, I have a couple of funny stories about the Heart Of Texas Coliseum.It seemed every year we played Baylor,it was during an FFA convention.Everytime we headed to the court from the locker room, we had to navigate all kinds of farm animals including their droppings.That was actually tougher than the actual game and much more stressful. At least at Barnhill, the animals were kept behind the bleachers.

Beau Vine
01-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Why not go straight for John Brownlee?

Seriously? Brownlee moved around like a ballet dancer compared to Muller. Brownlee was SWC PoY one year.

Muller was nothing but... height.

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 04:07 PM
Seriously? Brownlee moved around like a ballet dancer compared to Muller. Brownlee was SWC PoY one year.

Muller was nothing but... height.

Oh, I know, I just thought you were trying to dredge up relatively obscure tall white guys for the young'uns. Brownlee sorta had some skills. George was much more fun to watch, though.

preznick555
01-28-2011, 04:27 PM
Not getting the Boddicker love. That guy was a huge disappointment.

I didn't follow Texas bball until 2001, so:

1. T.J. Ford - Got it all started. Changed the culture of Texas bball.
2. Royal Ivey - Ultimate team player
3. Kevin Durant - Only gave us one year, but gets this spot for what he will continue to do for Texas bball in the future, recruiting and image wise.
4. DJ Augustin - Got us to the elite 8
5. Kenton Paulino - The shot

Gut Wagon
01-28-2011, 04:36 PM
Krivacs

Too bad there's virtually no UT game footage (as far as I know) from the '70s. Jim Krivacs was a shooting clinic and a straight up baller. That 26-5 NIT champion team was a blast to watch all year long. The comeback win in Austin against UH was epic.

Aldo Raine
01-28-2011, 04:45 PM
TJ Ford
Travis Mays
Reggie Freeman
Kris Clack
James Thomas

Eric cartman
01-28-2011, 04:51 PM
Gut, in the 72 NCAAs, we met UH in Las Cruces in the first round.UH was a favorite to make the final four that year.The houston media thought that this game was going to be such a blowout,they suggested that we should just stay home and would only lose 2-0.Didn't exactly happen that way. Larry beat up on the 2 UH lottery picks on 1 leg and after the first few minutes of the game, we destroyed the famous UH press.I would love to have had that game recorded.

One thing that most people don't know is that Abe didn't recruit Krivacs.He transfered to Texas after his freshman year at Auburn and was already on campus before Abe took over.

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Not getting the Boddicker love. That guy was a huge disappointment.

What exactly were you expecting from him?

Texas_Straggler
01-28-2011, 06:49 PM
I started working at the FEC Penders first year while in HS selling cokes at the games so I have a huge bias to the BMW and that whole team really. There was a forward from Spain I think, who didn't do much but hit threes, and was money at it as I recall. Then the next year with Panama and Collie. Poor Mueller, guy was 7' tall and was as effective as the 6'8" Ellen Bayer on the women's teams. I would like to have seen what Barnes could have done with him. I loved me some Benford Williams as well. I think I remember him dunking while blocking his face with his arm. For some reason "Sinbad" or "Sultan" always came to mind when I saw him.

It would be hilariously awesome to see Reggie Freeman and Kevin Durant on the court at the same time. I'm not sure anyone else would touch or shoot the ball. ;)

There was also a guard that transferred in from Maryland I think, came in about the time BJ was here. Was pretty decent, and could knock down the threes as well as anyone we had.

Ignatius
01-28-2011, 08:25 PM
I started working at the FEC Penders first year while in HS selling cokes at the games

You motherfuckers are way too Goddamn slow...

Longhorn Dre
01-28-2011, 08:54 PM
Andy Dick

ThaShark316
01-28-2011, 09:00 PM
No order:

Reggie Freeman
Roderick Anderson
Terrence Rencher
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant

Guys like Clack, Mihm, Axtell (coldest white boy in UT bball history), Mouton, Royal of course, James Thomas the rebound king..couldn't shoot FTs for shit...remember those FTs vs Oregon?

bdog33
01-28-2011, 09:20 PM
Royal Ivey
TJ
Durant
James Thomas
Brandon Mouton

This is pretty much my list

figjam
01-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Rencher
TJ
DJ
Mays
Durant

Fastbreak
01-28-2011, 10:41 PM
Alex Broadway - because he was a friend of mine, and then this:


Travis Mays
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant
Lance Blanks
Terrance Rencher

preznick555
01-28-2011, 11:24 PM
What exactly were you expecting from him?

Well, he was a McDonald's All-American, and in his best year he had 8 ppg and 5 rpg. So yeah. Not sure how that warrants a top 5 all-time selection for anyone, much less top 50.

jimmyjazz
01-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Yeah, but the thread is about favorite players, not necessarily best players. Boddicker inspired more hate in A&M and Baylor fans than anyone I can think of, and that's good enough from me. I think they hated his hair as much as his ego. The guy could shoot a 3, too.

DoneWithWhiskey
01-28-2011, 11:35 PM
K DIZZLE DOG- of course, tall & skinny like me.

DJ Augustin- love watching him play, un-real ball control, sick cross over

Damion James- Beast on the glass, and a really cool guy, talked to him for a bit at Maggie Mayes

LaMarcus Aldridge- Great jumper, tall & lanky, and now an All Star (hopefully)

Kenny Taylor- Dude was just so chill. Smooth & perfect form, dude could stroke!

DoneWithWhiskey
01-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Boddicker was the shit. I wasn't a fan of Klotz. Saw him at barton creek mall, I was wearing a Texas shirt so I gave him the head nod, mother fucker like glared at me and gave me a "fuck off" look. Thought he was gonna start something, wtf? Don't be pissed I'm tall too and had a better lookin' blonde on my arm.

tokamak
01-28-2011, 11:46 PM
Boddicker was the shit. I wasn't a fan of Klotz. Saw him at barton creek mall, I was wearing a Texas shirt so I gave him the head nod, mother fucker like glared at me and gave me a "fuck off" look. Thought he was gonna start something, wtf? Don't be pissed I'm tall too and had a better lookin' blonde on my arm.
Klotz was probably thinking about beating the shit out of that blonde on your arm, if I'm remembering things right.

No Brad Buckman love? Pretty much everyone else has been mentioned.

For me it's TJ and then everyone else.

Does anyone know what ever happened to Brandon Mouton? He seemed like he had plenty enough game to make a living in Europe, but I did some Googling on him the other day and couldn't find anything except stuff from his college years.

WJC88
01-29-2011, 12:53 AM
No particular order

TJ
Durant
Chris Owens
DJ
Cory Joseph - I know it's only been 21 games but i absolutely love his game.

DoneWithWhiskey
01-29-2011, 01:36 AM
Ya Buckman was a badass. My best friend hangs out with him a lot. I know Mooney really well, hes a funny mother fucker.

bighornfan32
01-29-2011, 01:42 AM
1. PJ Tucker
2. KD
3. TJ ford
4. DJ augustin
5. Damion James

TT will prob be top 5 by season end. Also HM to Chris Owens and Kris Clack.

Beau Vine
01-29-2011, 09:57 AM
Yeah, but the thread is about favorite players, not necessarily best players. Boddicker inspired more hate in A&M and Baylor fans than anyone I can think of, and that's good enough from me. I think they hated his hair as much as his ego.

Do you think that they're naming their top 5 favorites over at Baylorfans.com, and a bunch of people are picking Josh Lomers?

jimmyjazz
01-29-2011, 10:39 AM
I try not to think about baylorfans in any way, shape or form. That place is toxic.

BrothaHorn
01-29-2011, 10:44 AM
James Thomas
Brad Buckman
Brandon Mouton
Travis Mays
TJ

Texas_Straggler
01-29-2011, 11:14 AM
You motherfuckers are way too Goddamn slow...

Well I was a fat kid, I did the best I could. Sorry.

Derka Derka
01-29-2011, 01:25 PM
Jason Klotz was a fucking bitch, and a terrible basketball player.

H34TX
01-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Raynard Davis
Patrick Fairs
David Cone
Joey Wright
George Mueller

Groovy
01-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Anyone remember Hank Dudek?

He was legally blind when he played for Texas but brought it everytime he was put in the game.

Dude was allsum.

H34TX
01-29-2011, 02:14 PM
Anyone remember Hank Dudek?

He was legally blind when he played for Texas but brought it everytime he was put in the game.

Dude was allsum.

legally blind in one eye, not both. Let's not get carried away!!

He was very athletic at 6'8"-ish, could run.

Eric cartman
01-29-2011, 02:36 PM
legally blind in one eye, not both. Let's not get carried away!!

He was very athletic at 6'8"-ish, could run.

big deal.Vitale is blind in one eye,brings it every game and he's probably past retirement age.

5280
01-29-2011, 03:02 PM
not voting for players i havent seen in person (i.e. pre 2002)

tj ford
dj augustin
brandon mouton or damian jones
pj tucker
james thomas

kd is favorite pro...but not favorite player in UT uniform for only playing a year

hornlover
01-29-2011, 06:05 PM
Buckman
Boddicker
Klotz
Atchley
Chapman

I'm convinced they are all the same player

406W30th
01-29-2011, 07:11 PM
1.) Sydmill Harris
2.) Deginald Erskine
3.) Drew Gressett
4.) Alexi Wangmane
5.) Jason Klotz

bentleybrau
01-29-2011, 08:24 PM
Travis Mays
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant
Lance Blanks
Terrance Rencher

Dump Ford for Reggie Freeman and this is my list.

bentleybrau
01-29-2011, 08:26 PM
How does Travis Mays average 14 PPG as a rookie and then only play 50 more games in his career? Was there an injury of some sort?

bentleybrau
01-29-2011, 08:27 PM
There was also a guard that transferred in from Maryland I think, came in about the time BJ was here. Was pretty decent, and could knock down the threes as well as anyone we had.

I'm remember that guy. He was from Maryland. Wish I could remember the name.

Mr. Furley
01-29-2011, 08:30 PM
I'm remember that guy. He was from Maryland. Wish I could remember the name.

Al Segova?

Mr. Furley
01-29-2011, 08:36 PM
No, Teyon McCoy.

jimmyjazz
01-29-2011, 08:48 PM
Well, he was a McDonald's All-American, and in his best year he had 8 ppg and 5 rpg. So yeah. Not sure how that warrants a top 5 all-time selection for anyone, much less top 50.

How would you compare and contrast Boddicker and Gary Johnson? Both were blue chips with similar stats over their careers. Not a direct match, but not as different as you might expect.

preznick555
01-29-2011, 11:06 PM
How would you compare and contrast Boddicker and Gary Johnson? Both were blue chips with similar stats over their careers. Not a direct match, but not as different as you might expect.

Love Gary, but don't see how he would sniff anyone's all-time top 5 without a key moment in the tourney this year. To be fair, he is averaging about 12 and 7 this year...not too bad. Either way, I'd call GJ a minor disappointment career-wise, although he plays a key role on this team...something Boddicker never managed.

Fair comparison, though. To be honest, I am biased against white basketball players, so, that may play a role in my Boddicker hate.

borna_horn
01-29-2011, 11:29 PM
1. TJ
2. Travis Mays
3. Royal Ivey
4. James Thomas
5. George Muller

I always wanted to see Muller date Ellen Bayer.

Oh, and even though he's not in my Top 5, AJ Abrams is getting seriously stiffed in this poll. Deadliest 3-point shooter we have ever had on campus.

jimmyjazz
01-30-2011, 12:22 AM
Either way, I'd call GJ a minor disappointment career-wise, although he plays a key role on this team...something Boddicker never managed.

Fair comparison, though. To be honest, I am biased against white basketball players, so, that may play a role in my Boddicker hate.

Heh. I don't think Boddicker was that useless. He was a pretty reliable 6th man.

Slick16
01-30-2011, 01:23 AM
It speaks to the youth on this board that Larry Robinson hasn't made anyone's list. Trust me, even if we acknowledge that Durant and Ford are universally 1 and 2, Robinson should rank no lower than No. 3 on anyone's rundown of the best UT players ever. If you ever had the privilege of seeing him play in the early '70s, you'd know what I'm talking about. This guy was an absolute animal. I saw him score 37 against SMU, even though he left the game way early. Think KD at Kansas for the closest thing I've seen to that performance since. And though it was in a "freshman" game, Larry's 55 points and 28 boards against TCU remains one of the most staggering stat lines I've ever seen in basketball.

Larry was an absolute stud. I got to watch him in high school, when he starred for the legendary Ralph Tasker at Hobbs, NM. My high school played them every year. I was a student at UT for his varsity career. He'd be in my top five Horn players, for sure.

preznick555
01-30-2011, 07:31 PM
Heh. I don't think Boddicker was that useless. He was a pretty reliable 6th man.

Sure...but I don't get how a "pretty reliable" 6th man ends up on anyones' top 5 list.

jimmyjazz
01-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Sure...but I don't get how a "pretty reliable" 6th man ends up on anyones' top 5 list.

I don't know -- it's not my fucking list. Why do you care? They liked him. Good enough for me.

"I just don't understand why The Fabulous Thunderbirds is one of your favorite bands."

preznick555
01-30-2011, 07:43 PM
I don't know -- it's not my fucking list. Why do you care? They liked him. Good enough for me.

"I just don't understand why The Fabulous Thunderbirds is one of your favorite bands."

I guess it would be a lot more fun if we all just posted our lists, and didn't argue/debate about the merits of particular players. :roll:

Also...The Fabulous Thunderbirds blow.

jimmyjazz
01-30-2011, 07:50 PM
I guess it would be a lot more fun if we all just posted our lists, and didn't argue/debate about the merits of particular players. :roll:

Fair enough.



Also...The Fabulous Thunderbirds blow.

Agreed.

Derka Derka
01-30-2011, 07:52 PM
How does Travis Mays average 14 PPG as a rookie and then only play 50 more games in his career? Was there an injury of some sort?

He suffered an ankle injury with the Hawks, and decided to become a big ass star overseas as opposed to a bench guy for some shitass NBA team.

The Dude
01-30-2011, 08:06 PM
PJ Tucker
Durant
TJ
James Thomas
Boddicker

PatronSaint
01-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Glad to see all the James Thomas love. Some Okie a-hole fan took a swing a TJ, and Thomas hurdles a dude to get over there to start throwing punches. That's just fundamental basketball, son.

Eric cartman
01-30-2011, 10:19 PM
Larry was an absolute stud. I got to watch him in high school, when he starred for the legendary Ralph Tasker at Hobbs, NM. My high school played them every year. I was a student at UT for his varsity career. He'd be in my top five Horn players, for sure.

slick, here is something you may not know. If you remember,on those great teams,they had a 6'8 white kid, I think that his name was Williams.Every school in the country wanted him including UT.He wound up going to play at Kansas State for the late great Jack Hartman. While our coaches were there,they noticed a 6'6 skinny black kid who seemed pretty good.That was Larry and the rest is history.

We also recruited his younger brother,I think his name was Ronnie who was 6'3 but he didn't want to be known as little larry so he went to New Mexico State. I would have loved to have seen that team vs Houston Wheatley. The combined score would have probably been around 220-230 without a clock and 3 point line.

Beau Vine
01-30-2011, 10:21 PM
I guess it would be a lot more fun if we all just posted our lists, and didn't argue/debate about the merits of particular players. :roll:

Also...The Fabulous Thunderbirds blow.

They're no worse than Cauhaus.

ferrariparty
01-31-2011, 12:36 AM
I started following UT hoops around 2001-2002 so this list will reflect that.

1. Brandon Mouton
2. AJ Abrams
3. TJ Ford
4. Kevin Durant
5. Royal Ivey

5280
01-31-2011, 02:04 AM
Buckman
Boddicker
Klotz
Atchley
Chapman

I'm convinced they are all the same player
why do you hate jd lewis

JMT
01-31-2011, 03:25 AM
Lance Blanks
Travis Mays
BJ Tyler
Roderick Anderson
Terrence Rencher

The Runnin' Horns under Tom Penders were a lot of fun to watch. The 1990 Elite Eight team will always standout to me. Man what a fun team they were to watch. That was truly an awesome run they had through the NCAA's that year. Too bad they couldn't take out Nolan Richardson and the Razorbacks in that rematch (lost 88-85 if I remember right.).

Honorable Mention...Albert Burditt, Joey Wright, Reggie Freeman (Probably the most awkward sideways release of any guard in college basketball history.) and Kevin Durant. Even though I never saw him play, I'm including Slater Martin since I'm a Lakers fan. He was a key player for the Minneapolis Lakers during their run of 5 championships in 6 seasons and he's in the Hall of Fame. I believe he's still the only former Longhorn that's in the Hall of Fame.

Scraps
02-01-2011, 08:07 AM
If you don't have TJ in your favorite 5 then you are a straight hater

tjhooker
02-01-2011, 08:21 AM
Brandy Perryman
Drew Gressett
Ian Mooney
Luke Axtell
Clyde Littlefield

LOL, that dude cracked me up. he looked like he was "special" until he shot the tre.

McNelly
02-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Larry was an absolute stud. I got to watch him in high school, when he starred for the legendary Ralph Tasker at Hobbs, NM. My high school played them every year. I was a student at UT for his varsity career. He'd be in my top five Horn players, for sure.

Cool. I was at UT the same time period and agree on Robinson. Did you know the Hamiltons from Las Cruces?

Incdot
02-01-2011, 09:14 AM
I love how some people aren't naming Kevin Durant, guess they're too cool non-conformist idiots.

1.KD
2. TJ
3. Abrams
4. Perryman
5. Mouton

PatronSaint
02-01-2011, 09:25 AM
I love how some people aren't naming Kevin Durant, guess they're too cool non-conformist idiots.

1.KD
2. TJ
3. Abrams
4. Perryman
5. Mouton

.... because the question was favorite, not best.

GringoSalado
02-01-2011, 04:57 PM
Third page and no Justin Mason?


1) Justin Mason

2) Boddicker
3) Ivey
4) Travis Mays
5) Muoneke

Texas_Straggler
02-01-2011, 06:00 PM
Al Segova?

Al Segova and Sonny Chaplain? were from NY as I recall, were supposed to be big studs that Penders brought from back East. Neither lasted long for whatever reason. I was stoked when we got Rencher and all though he wound up being a great Longhorn and I think our all time scorer, he never had the career I thought he might have had. I think he even regressed as he stayed here. That offense was not his offense.

It's a shame Luke Axtell didn't work out, he would have been a Longhorn legend when it was all said and done I think.

One of the craziest things that never seemed to be talked about, was that Mays, Wright and Blanks were all coming here BEFORE Penders got hired as I recall. Mays might have even played for Weltlich. But it's amazing Bob could get that kind of talent and that Penders kind of fell in to it.

Lidig8r
02-01-2011, 06:07 PM
No love for the only whiteboy named Tyrone? Tyrone Braxton... as on that great Jim Krivacs, Johnny Moore, Ron Baxter team.

TTomTerrific
02-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Mays did play for Weltlich

fiftylarge
02-01-2011, 06:39 PM
Favorite Coach----Abe Lemons

dimyh
02-01-2011, 07:41 PM
Honorable Mention -- Dexter Cambridge. Hadn't seen him mentioned but one of the few (only?) post players under Penders that had some offensive moves.

5 -- Tony Watson. Pville holla!

4 -- Travis Mays. Jump stops are fundamental

3 -- Kevin Durant. Uber talent and super classy

2 -- TJ. Jump started the Barnes era and the first FF of my generation

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1 -- Tommy "The Franchise" Penders Jr. He only got limited minutes 'cause you know you can't risk an injury with the franchise player. Even though he was more pasty than his dad which required the fandom to don sunglasses when he walked on the court, little Tommy Jr was the man. Sure when he dribbled it looked like it was in slow motion but that just made him look more epic, like a Hollywood moment unfolding in real life. For the young guys who never heard of The Franchise...imagine every backup bench player, every Yair Hairi, Drew Gresset, Andy Dick, etc, tie them together with the bloodlines of the head coach and wrap it up with a walking floor burn and that is Tommy Penders Jr. Who's the man who made two, yes two, hail mary passes in under a second to help beat Utah? Tommy Penders Jr is that man.

Eric cartman
02-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Branyan

Slick16
02-01-2011, 09:30 PM
slick, here is something you may not know. If you remember,on those great teams,they had a 6'8 white kid, I think that his name was Williams.Every school in the country wanted him including UT.He wound up going to play at Kansas State for the late great Jack Hartman. While our coaches were there,they noticed a 6'6 skinny black kid who seemed pretty good.That was Larry and the rest is history.

We also recruited his younger brother,I think his name was Ronnie who was 6'3 but he didn't want to be known as little larry so he went to New Mexico State. I would have loved to have seen that team vs Houston Wheatley. The combined score would have probably been around 220-230 without a clock and 3 point line.

Eric, I remember seeing the big white kid but don't remember his name.

Speaking of Wheatley, I saw them play Dallas Roosevelt in the epic state semi-final at Gregory in 1972. Roosevelt won, 111-109, in a 32 minute regulation game with no 3 point line. Ira Terrell vs. Eddie Owen. Terrell scored 45 points and had 30 rebounds. I'll never forget that game.

Derka Derka
02-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Branyan

yes, this. One time some Texas fans were heckling him, so my mom turned around and told them she was his sister. For the record, Tyrone Branyan is not my uncle.

Underdog
02-01-2011, 09:58 PM
Favorite Coach----Abe Lemons

No brainer.

Abe wanting to rip Sutton's Sunday clothes and liquidate his ass after a game once. Some great games between the Horns/Hogs.

borna_horn
02-01-2011, 10:15 PM
5 -- Tony Watson. Pville holla!

There was a great pic of him in the media guide back in the day with his tongue out while dunking a la Jordan. Boy had some hops! I went to high school with him. Funny guy, too. He used to walk the halls freestyle rapping.

dbecks
02-01-2011, 10:22 PM
TJ
Clack
Royal
Chris Owens
Damion

Eric cartman
02-01-2011, 11:29 PM
Eric, I remember seeing the big white kid but don't remember his name.

Speaking of Wheatley, I saw them play Dallas Roosevelt in the epic state semi-final at Gregory in 1972. Roosevelt won, 111-109, in a 32 minute regulation game with no 3 point line. Ira Terrell vs. Eddie Owen. Terrell scored 45 points and had 30 rebounds. I'll never forget that game.

I think that his last name was Williams. One of his teammates at KSU was Lon Krueger.

Tyrone was the only player in the history of NCAA basketball to have a negative vertical. He made Dex look like a skywalker.

PanzerDSS
02-01-2011, 11:38 PM
Kevin Durant
TJ Ford
BJ Tyler
DJ Augustin
LA

joeschmoe
02-02-2011, 12:13 AM
1a. TJ
1b. TJ
1c. TJ
1d. TJ
1e. Vince Young
2. PJ
3. Durant
4. Ivey
5. Doj

Tyrone Biggums
02-02-2011, 12:27 AM
TJ Ford
Kevin Durant
DJ Augustin
PJ Tucker
Jordan Hamilton

this thread makes me giddy

Mr. Furley
02-02-2011, 01:22 AM
Honorable Mention -- Dexter Cambridge. Hadn't seen him mentioned but one of the few (only?) post players under Penders that had some offensive moves.

5 -- Tony Watson. Pville holla!

4 -- Travis Mays. Jump stops are fundamental

3 -- Kevin Durant. Uber talent and super classy

2 -- TJ. Jump started the Barnes era and the first FF of my generation

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1 -- Tommy "The Franchise" Penders Jr. He only got limited minutes 'cause you know you can't risk an injury with the franchise player. Even though he was more pasty than his dad which required the fandom to don sunglasses when he walked on the court, little Tommy Jr was the man. Sure when he dribbled it looked like it was in slow motion but that just made him look more epic, like a Hollywood moment unfolding in real life. For the young guys who never heard of The Franchise...imagine every backup bench player, every Yair Hairi, Drew Gresset, Andy Dick, etc, tie them together with the bloodlines of the head coach and wrap it up with a walking floor burn and that is Tommy Penders Jr. Who's the man who made two, yes two, hail mary passes in under a second to help beat Utah? Tommy Penders Jr is that man.

Yep, agree completely. Tommy, Jr. was an assassin.

Astroz
02-02-2011, 01:28 AM
Dj Augustin
AJ Abrahms
Chris Mihm
TJ Ford
Doj

Astroz
02-02-2011, 01:31 AM
.... because the question was favorite, not best.

Exactly. I can't say someone was my favorite longhorn if they only played one season. (Just my opinion)