Thursday, March 12, 2009

All-time starting five: Miami

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

Rick Barry (1962-65): School's all-time leading scorer (29.8 ppg) and rebounder (16.5 rpg). Went on to become a legend in the ABA (above right) and NBA, too, making the underhand free-throw style famous.

Jack McClinton (2006-present): Hurricanes' first-ever All-ACC first-team pick in 2007-08, he repeated that as a senior this season. He's the ACC's all-time leader in 3-point percentage (44.3) and second in free-throw percentage (90.0). Transferred from Siena.

Tim James (1995-99): Two-time All-Big East player, also made some All-American teams as a senior. James, a bruising inside player, had career averages of 14.9 ppg and 7.4 rpg.

Don Cornutt (1967-70): Second-team All-American in 1970, Cornutt is Hurricanes' third all-time leading scorer behind Barry and Eric Brown. Averaged 26.1 points in three seasons.

Darius Rice (2000-04): Another long-range sharpshooter who made 260 3-point baskets in his career. His 1,865 points is fourth on the school's career list.

-- David Scott

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No MJ? McClinton is not an all time ACC player, maybe this year but not all time.