Thursday, March 12, 2009

All-time starting five: Maryland

The O List's all-time starting five for Maryland basketball:

John Lucas (1973-76): The consensus pick as best point G in school history, Lucas, a three-time all-America, led the Terps to AP Top Ten finishes in three straight season. Still the No.4 assist man and No.5 scorer in school history.

Juan Dixon (1999-2002): A two-time all-American who led Maryland to the national title in 2002. Winningest Terp ever (110 victories), the 2002 ACC Player of the Year led his team in scoring and steals three straight seasons.

Len Bias (1983-86): The ACC's Player of the Year in both 1985 and '86, Bias (right) was a magical player whose pro career ended before it began with a drug overdose. He was 6-8 and agile, a good outside shooter, both quick and powerful in the paint.

Buck Williams (1978-81): In just three seasons, wound up fourth-leading rebounder in school history. A 6-8 powerhouse inside, Williams was a 1981 all-America who went on to play 18 pro seasons.

Len Elmore (1972-74): A 6-9 force on the glass, with an Afro that occasionally made him appear 6-11. Elmore (left) was a three-time all-ACC pick who holds Maryland records for rebounding in a season (14.7 pg) and career (12.2).

-- Stan Olson


Think the O List is crazy for leaving someone out? Tell us who you'd add, and, just to make it interesting, who you would replace from our list. Put your thoughts in the comments section below.


Anonymous said...

Tom McMillan over Juan Dixon

Chris said...

There's no way that you can leave Joe Smith off this list. Put him in over Buck Williams.