All time LSU bball team

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  1. Lil Jules

    Lil Jules Founding Member

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    If you had to pick a starting 5 from the entire history of LSU basketball, who would be on it. Pick a 6th man too. I can get 4 very easily the 5th one is little tougher. Here's mine:

    PG- Chris Jackson
    SG- Pete Maravich
    SF- Bob Petit (not sure if he can play here, but have to put him somewhere)
    PF- Stromile? (this is the toughest spot)
    C- Shaq

    6th man: (Bass or maybe Stanley Roberts?)

    If think of the all time teams from some of the great basketball schools in the country, I don't know if many of them could beat this lineup...the starting 5 at least. Duke- They would be really deep, but I'd rather our starting 5. UCLA would be tough with Abdul Jabar and Bill Walton. We have 3 NBA hall of fame type players plus Chris Jackson, who was one of the greatest college players ever.
     
  2. mcmikel

    mcmikel Founding Member

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    G: Pistol, Ethan Martin F: DeWayne Scales, Rudy Macklin, Shaq

    Off the bench: Hi C, Petit, Swift, Blanton, CJ

    The guard position was the toughest. Can't have two scorers in a the same time.
     
  3. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    CJ
    Pete
    Pettit
    Rudy Macklin
    Shaq

    Willie Sims off the bench. Not the most talented player but one of the best role players for the Tigers.

    Not right to leave off Redden and Blanton. :dis:
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    C -- Shaquille O'Neal
    QF -- John Williams
    PF -- Bob Pettit
    PG -- Chris Jackson
    WG -- Pete Maravich

    There are Three Top-50 All-time NBA stars on this team. Not many schools can boast that. Two Hall-of-Famers including a guy who was the all-time leading NBA scorer when he retired 45 years ago and another guy who is still the all-time NCAA scoring champion after 35 years (despite no freshman eligibility or a 3-point shot).

    Second and third Team
    C -- Greg Cook, Geert Hammink
    QF -- Rudy Macklin, Stromile Swift
    PF -- Dewayne Scales, Leonard Mitchell
    PG -- Ethan Martin, Kenny Higgs
    WG -- Howard Carter, Randy Livingston
     
  5. lsubasketball

    lsubasketball Founding Member

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    PG - Chris Jackson
    SG - Pete Mavarich
    SF - Stromile Swift
    PF - Rudy Macklin
    C - Shaquille O'Neal
     
  6. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

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    PG -- Randy Livingston
    SG -- Chris Jackson*
    SF -- Pistol Pete*
    PF -- Bob Petit*
    C -- Geert Ham...nah, Shaq

    * Each moved to position more fitting in the modern game...ok ok ok, I admit, had to make room for Livingston.

    And you've gotta have Clarence CEASAR coming off the bench!
     
  7. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Founding Member

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    Red, I think I'd have to go with your list w/ 2 exceptions:

    1. I'd replace Geert Hammink as 3rd team center w/ Jabari Smith.

    2. Switch John Williams and Rudy Macklin. You won't get much argument from me the way you have it, because overall, TO THIS DAY, Big John Williams is the most gifted basketball player I've ever seen set foot on an LSU court. In fact, Brandon Bass reminds me a lot of him. But Rudy....well, Rudy was just a special player. I still believe that a completely healthy Rudy Macklin (injured finger) helps bring home a NCAA Championship trophy from Philadelphia in '81.

    I'd also have to add Willie Sims as the designated "6th man" to the first team. He was the greatest I ever saw at coming off the bench. Also, I think I'd have to find SOME place on these 3 rosters for Jerry "Ice" Reynolds.
     
  8. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Founding Member

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    Would that be Clarence "I never met a 25-foot jumper I didn't like" Ceasar?
    :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
     
  9. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

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    That's the one! They should put his number (22?) at the corner of the sideline and baseline and call it Ceasar's launching pad.
     
  10. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Founding Member

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    Actually, in fairness to Clarence, he IS the all-time steals leader at LSU. And the nickname I gave him could just as easily apply to Howard Carter
    as well. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     

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