Thursday, March 12, 2009

All-time starting five: Wake Forest

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

Tim Duncan (1994-97): Helped Deacons to four straight 20-win seasons, including two consecutive ACC championships. Duncan (above) is ACC's career blocked-shots leader with 481.

Len Chappell (1960-62): The only 30-points-per-game scorer (30.1 in 1962) in ACC history. Key member of Wake Forest's only Final Four team (1962), Chappell (above) is school's third all-time leading scorer.

Dickie Hemric (1952-55): Still the ACC's all-time leading rebounder (1,802) and third on scoring list (2,587). Hemric (above) won the ACC's first two player-of-the-year awards and had career scoring average of 24.9.

Charlie Davis (1969-71): Shooting guard who was a scoring machine, Davis averaged 24.9 points in his three-year career. That's the sixth-highest average in ACC history. Scored 51 points against American in 1969, school's highest point total. Made 87.3 percent of his free throws, third best in ACC history.

Skip Brown (1974-77): Do-everything guard who ranks fifth in team history in scoring (2,034), second in assists (579) and fourth in steals (195). Once made 43 consecutive free throws.

-- David Scott

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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.

11 comments:

misterglover said...

To be honest & fair I dont really know much about anyone on this list except Tim Duncan but Randolph Childress has got to be on the list or atleast had to be the first one off...did nothing as a pro but he was one of the most dynamic guards in the ACC during the 90's hell he basically won an ACC tourney for the Deacs by himself

Anonymous said...

Randolph Childress led Wake to their 1st ACC title in 30+ years, setting a single tournament scoring record with his title winning shot. He should replace Brown.

Anonymous said...

Childress over "Skip".

Chris said...

Agreed, Childress over Skip.

Anonymous said...

This list is pathetic....no childress means no credibility.....

Tony said...

Rod Griffin.....

Pete said...

Lowell "Lefty" Davis, Billy Packer, Jerry Steele & Rodney Rogers, who proudly handed DePaul's Ray Meyer his final NCAA loss!

M said...

Childress did not lead wake to the title. Last time I checked there was more than one person on the team so he did not win it himself. He's not even in the hall of fame and doesn't hold any records so the list is good.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, the five guys on this list are the five that should be there.....and I've followed WF basketball since 1957.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Davis was the best guard in WF basketball history.....easily. And Skip Brown was the 2nd best guard in WF basketball history. Randolph Childress was good, but he wasn't nearly as good as Skip Brown...and he wasn't even in the same league with Charlie Davis.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing "M" is the single NC sportswriter who did not vote for Randolph for MVP of the ACCT in 1995. He is wrong on all his comments except Randolph would be the first to admit he was not a one man team. However, he did break the ACCT scoring mark in that tournament with 107 points in 3 days (that's one record "M"), and he is Wake's all time leader in three point field goals (that's two records held) and is in the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame (wrong there, too, "M")!