All-time BE Basketball team

orange79

Internet Sleuth
Joined
Aug 20, 2011
Messages
23,971
Like
60,800
Thought this would engender some discussion. Something called CBB Review named their Big East all-time team. 5 starters, 5 bench players, a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Syracuse had 2 of the 5 starters (3 players in total and one coach). IMO, there was one bench player that was such a stretch as to be laughable.

What say you?

 

OttoinGrotto

Doggy doggy WHAT now?
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
28,947
Like
55,006
Thought this would engender some discussion. Something called CBB Review named their Big East all-time team. 5 starters, 5 bench players, a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Syracuse had 2 of the 5 starters (3 players in total and one coach). IMO, there was one bench player that was such a stretch as to be laughable.

What say you?

No need to disrespect Iverson that way.
 

NKR1978

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
14,596
Like
23,500
Angel Delgado? There has to be someone on a 2000’s Pitt or UConn team or one if the Nova championship teams that would be better.
 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
23,346
Like
51,774
Angel Delgado? There has to be someone on a 2000’s Pitt or UConn team or one if the Nova championship teams that would be better.
Along with about 50 other guys, minimum.

Seikaly, Etan, Christmas, Mourning, Mutumbo, Hibbert, Monroe...and that’s just the obvious guys that popped to mind from 2 schools. There’s others from both schools that also might be better.
 
Last edited:

moqui

the crazy lemon
Joined
Aug 25, 2011
Messages
10,169
Like
19,079
pitt's
Along with about 50 other guys, minimum.

Seikaly, Etan, Christmas, Mourning, Mutumbo, Hibbert, Monroe...and that’s just the obvious guys that popped to mind from 2 schools. There’s others from both schools that also might be better.
pitt's charles smith: 4x all big east, big east roy, big east poy, #3 overall pick
 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
23,346
Like
51,774
pitt's
pitt's charles smith: 4x all big east, big east roy, big east poy, #3 overall pick
Easily.

Bill Curley, Danya Abrams, Craig Smith, Brian Grant Mike Sweetney, DaJuan Blair, Troy Murphy...

There’s been a lot of guys. There’s no reason to talk about some damn Angel Delgado when talking about the elite of the elite. There’s an Angel Delgado every year.
 

jmcclure33

Walk On
Joined
Sep 10, 2013
Messages
222
Like
673
Even someone like Hasheem Thabeet should be one this list three times before Delgado's name was even mentioned. I know he was a complete bust in the NBA but that guy was an absolute beast in college and the #2 overall pick.
 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
23,346
Like
51,774
Man, Billy Owens is criminally underrated on a lot of these all time teams that come out
I think he gets overlooked because Melo and DC get the love for SU forwards.

Billy is certainly one of the best players to play in the Big East too though.
 

pfister1

2018-19 Iggy Winner Minutes Per Game
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
7,285
Like
11,294
I wouldn't put Melo or any other one and done on the list. Too many guys who were too good over multiple years, including many guys who were all first team multiple years, including 7 guys who were first team all Big East three years and 3 players who were 2x BE player of the year (Rip Hamilton, Troy Bell & Troy Murphy) and not named at all. I would think an All Big East list is about what you did while competing in the Big East, not how successful you were thereafter.

Bill Curley (2x)
Craig Smith (2x)
Danya Abrams (3x)
John Bagley (2x)
Troy Bell (3x)
Corny Thompson (2x)
Donyell Marshall (2x)
Emeka Okafor (2x)
Rip Hamilton (2x)
Alonzo Mourning (2x)
Sleepy Floyd (2x)
Mike Sweetney (2x)
Reggie Williams (2x)
Roy Hibbert (2x)
Tim James (2x)
Luke Harangody (3x)
Pat Garrity (2x)
Troy Murphy (2x)
Aaron Gray (2x)
Brian Shorter (2x)
Charles Smith (2x)
Sam Young (2x)
Ryan Gomes (2x)
Terry Dehere (3x)
Malik Sealy (2x)
Mark Jackson (2x)
Marcus Hatten (2x)
Billy Owens (2x)
Gerry Mac (2x)
Hakim Warrick (2x)
John Wallace (2x)
Lawrence Moten (3x)
Preston Shumpert (2x)
Sherman Douglas (3x)
Ed Pickney (2x)
John Pinone (3x)


 
Last edited:

jncuse

Living Legend
Joined
Feb 19, 2012
Messages
10,846
Like
14,649
Along with about 50 other guys, minimum.

Seikaly, Etan, Christmas, Mourning, Mutumbo, Hibbert, Monroe...and that’s just the obvious guys that popped to mind from 2 schools. There’s others from both schools that also might be better.
Putting Christmas in that group is a little overrating him,Delgado went 15/13 as a junior and led them to the tourney, so I would ave no problem putting him above Christmas, even if they are not that far apart.

That being said there are probably more than 50 better candidates than Delgado.

IMO, the person who belongs in that spot is Emeka Okafor.
 
Last edited:

NKR1978

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
14,596
Like
23,500
Putting Christmas in that group is a little overrating him,Delgado went 15/13 as a junior and led them to the tourney, so I would ave no problem putting him above Christmas, even if they are not that far apart.

That being said there are probably more than 50 better candidates than Delgado.

IMO, the person who belongs in that spot is Emeka Okafor.
Would have to also consider that Christmas's one great year was in the ACC.
 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
23,346
Like
51,774
Would have to also consider that Christmas's one great year was in the ACC.
True, didn’t think of that. Yeah, I probably overrated Christmas there. He’s no Seikaly, Mourning, etc.
 

moqui

the crazy lemon
Joined
Aug 25, 2011
Messages
10,169
Like
19,079
I think he gets overlooked because Melo and DC get the love for SU forwards.

Billy is certainly one of the best players to play in the Big East too though.
sherman is getting overlooked among guards, too. all time conference leader in both assists and assists per game; top 25 in total points.
3x all big east,
big east tournament mvp.
he should be in over iverson's 2 seasons at georgetown because nba play is irrelevant

we all love pearl, but in my opinion, sherm should be in over him, too
 

Online statistics

Members online
31
Guests online
274
Total visitors
305

Top Bottom