Best Tiger basketball player of all time

Best Tiger basketball player of all time

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Tiger Sports Fan

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2007
Who, in your estimation, is the best Tiger basketball player ever to don the Orange and Black? Here are a few names for a starter:

All-Time Career Scoring: Ernie Strasil(1040), Lee Hullman(989), Nels Kjeldsen(956), Jim Poege(864), Dave Goothius(806), David Hiiyard(803), Brian Wardlow(788), Erik McNeely(787), Dan Convey(753), Scott Hartman(746), Andy Armbruster(745) etc.
B-town girl

United States

#2 Mar 26, 2007
Wasn't Jim Pratt pretty good...or did he just look good on the court?!!!

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2007
Mitch Liberty
Corvette Summer

Kansas City, MO

#4 Mar 26, 2007
Doug "Ziggy" Siefried or Gary Bachman aka "the flying Dutchman"
FC Fan

United States

#5 Mar 27, 2007
My choice for best guards: Craig Stevens, Clay Crawford, Andy Armbruster, Max Milam, and the Hillyards!
FC Wrestler

Waupun, WI

#6 Mar 27, 2007
Andy Hall, hands down.
Dels point of view

Kansas City, MO

#7 Mar 27, 2007
FC Fan wrote:
My choice for best guards: Craig Stevens, Clay Crawford, Andy Armbruster, Max Milam, and the Hillyards!
If you are talking shooting guards I'd have to say Don "Dino-deluxe" Scribner. The only person Del Sutherland ever labeled "Vanilla Thunder". He had the prettiest jumper ever.
McNeely was pretty f**king good, too. Smelled like old cat poop though. Hard to guard him smelling like that.

Kansas City, MO

#8 Mar 27, 2007
Anyone who had to wear those nut-huggin' uniforms (aka the John Stockton) was at a clear disadvantage when playing versus the comfortable uniforms the kids wear today. I give the edge for greatest FC player to anyone that had to suffer through those uniforms.
FC Fan

United States

#9 Mar 27, 2007
Lee Hullman was terrific!
Seventies fan

United States

#10 Mar 27, 2007
I think the classes of '76 and '77 had some awesome players, but then, I'm biased becaue I also found them all to be hot looking too! You know....Jim Pratt, Jim Farmer, Gary Kratz (I think he played didn't he?), Mike Whalen, Jim Schulenberg (I think he played too, but not sure). I'd have to go back and consult the old yearbooks from way back in the day. But if I recall, I think they at least had really good teams back then. But what do I know?!! I would have only been 11 or 12, but I do know that I couldn't take my eyes off of the hotties on the court back then!
FC Fan

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2007
"Seventies fan," they were good in junior high, but not much good in high school!
My dentist

Kaukauna, WI

#12 Mar 28, 2007
Chick James is the man, nailed 2 free throws to ice a championship in the state tourney in 1963 (may not have the date right)


#13 Mar 28, 2007
I think it is impossible to classify who the best Basketball Player was for FCHS over the years. People can only talk about the players they are and were aware of. Because of this, different generations will have different opinions. All I know is there were a lot of good players to come out of FCHS.
Seventies Fan

United States

#14 Mar 28, 2007
I forgot to mention Bill Jahn, Skip Lewis, and Bob Ewing. I thought that they were pretty good too...and there was probably a Scribner or two in that era. Weren't most of the Scribner boys pretty good basketball players, or was it track that they were good at???
fc fan

United States

#15 Mar 29, 2007
When you talk about ball players I haven't seen anyone handle the ball as well as Lee Hullman and take control of the game as well as him. Lee Hullman would have to be one of the top players to come out of Falls City. I also think he is playing college ball which not many guys have done from
Falls City,

Lincoln, NE

#16 Mar 29, 2007
I agree with callboy that it is impossible to pick the "best" basktball player in FCHS history due in different eras. For example, the stats and win-loss record of the recent FC teams are not directly comparable to past teams. Career points is somewhat meaningless when the current FCHS teams play 25-27 games per year compared to 19-20 game schedules in 1980s and for much of the 1990s. A drop to C-1 also lowers the competition level as well. I don't see the recent teams playing strong Class B programs like Norris, Pius, Beatrice, and Atchison. They are also not facing team with a college-calibar player(s) like teams in the past. Atchison, Pius, Maryville (MO), and Neb. City have all had multiple NCAA D-1 and D-II players in the mid-80's through the mid-90s. Total wins and individual stats. for several teams during that era may not have been as high as the recent FCHS teams, but they had some great individual players that would be standouts on any recent FCHS team. Dominant players that come to mind are Andy Hall, Erik McNeely, Brian Wardlow, Jason Hillyard, and Todd Liberty. Each of these players was a standout during their era at FCHS and should all be considered top Tiger players of all time. The same could be said for teams prior to the mid-1980s that prominant at the state level.

Saint Robert, MO

#17 Mar 29, 2007
Here are a couple more players that are in the season record book. Jordan Faller and Brett Druba.
You kidding me

Kansas City, MO

#18 Mar 29, 2007
FCT Fan wrote:
Here are a couple more players that are in the season record book. Jordan Faller and Brett Druba.
JORDON FALLER??? You've got to be kidding. His dad whines him into a starting role in every sport. Baseball, basketball, and football. He's not even really that good. Yeah, some are going to argue that he is going to get a scholarship or go try out for some team, but let's wait and see if he makes it. He might if his dad goes and tells the other coaches how great his kid is. He does the same thing for the younger boy. Not much of a QB, but still starts. That's FC for ya. My vote goes to one of the McNeely boys, or Lee Hullman, maybe even Wardlow.
No competition

Boston, MA

#19 Mar 29, 2007
Max Milam was the best...hands down.
Coach Hogue

United States

#20 Mar 29, 2007
There has been alot of good players in the past. Of course, individually we will select or talk about the ones we remember. Take a moment and talk about the ones that were "Total" team players, since Basketball is a "TEAM" sport. Try to remember the onees that busted their tails in every game and every practice and never worried about the scoring column or any other stat. column. We all can name alot of guys like that. I won't mention any in my 8 yrs. of being the Head coach but I could. This a good post keep it going.

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