Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Ah, Mad Max. One of my favorite shooters of all time.
He, Dale Ellis from UT, and Chuck Person from Auburn were absolutely money from downtown. So much fun to watch.
The SEC in those days was truly awesome. Players flying up and down the floor, phenomenal athletes-- too bad the style of play has gotten so... grounded.
I miss the possibility of triple digit games. I miss Dominique's windmill slams and The Round Mound of Rebound. I miss Dinner Bell Mel from the elbow and Wimp Sanderson's plaid jacket. I miss Sean Thuhoy scoring from... well, everywhere, and Rickey Blanton flopping and windmilling his arms while running down the court. Jeff Malone from the corner? It's only an echo now. Vandy's Kentucky connection with Barry Goheen from half-court to beat Louisville? Awesome.
I miss good basketball.
I share your nostalgia, Scrap.
Around that same vintage, Florida had a starting PF named Dwayne Davis. One of the most athletically gifted players EVER to wear a Gator uniform.
Not a pure shooter by any stretch, but the guy created his own shots and could absolutely jump out of the gym.