Iggy Award Magistrate
- Aug 14, 2011
Prime example of why college basketball was so much better when guys stayed three and four years. Can't wait to see it.
I forgot he red shirted. He was 23 when he graduated. Nowadays, not too many guys picked 9th overall are 23 years old.Had a class with Rony freshman year. He was a redshirt and nobody knew who he was. He was just this really tall guy in the class. Nice guy though. Years later I randomly bumped into him in Bloomingdale's in Manhattan and he actually came up to me and said hi. The Wife was impressed.
He is on wife #2 now. Martha Graeff. Some nice photo's of Rony's house.elsa was super hot. i'll watch for that alone.
OH, MY, that is quite a ...house.He is on wife #2 now. Martha Graeff. Some nice photo's of Rony's house.
PARAISO Dinner Celebration Hosted by Martha Graeff - World Red Eye
Martha Graeff, Rony Seikaly — Brickell Magazine
I began watching SU hoops with Pearl. So, let's go with that era, say since 1980.He had family money well before earning his NBA $. He’s lived quite the life. Was so much fun watching him develop from an athlete to a great center over his 4 years here. I remember Rony destroying the late Dwayne Schintzius and Florida after Schintzius publicly told the media etc how he was going to take the game to him.
Found this from back then - SEIKALY HUMBLES SCHINTZIUS
Yeah, it really is AMAZING how productive and efficient he was - especially since he was sharing the court with 3 other ALL-TIMERS in DC, Stevie, and Sherm.I began watching SU hoops with Pearl. So, let's go with that era, say since 1980.
Rony's game against UF/Schintzius remains the best game I have ever seen from a SU center. It was a clinic. He hit everything and none of it was luck or good fortune.
The only other game nearly as good from an SU center also came from Rony, 2 rounds later, when he went for 26 and 11 against JR Reid and Scott Williams.
That run to the title game was on Rony's shoulders and that narrative gets lost every time.
I am not sure why.
22pts/7reb vs. Georgia Southern
23pts1/10reb vs. Western Kentucky
33pts/9reb vs. Florida
26pts vs.11reb North Carolina (imposing front line)
16pts/6reb vs. Providence
18 pts/10 reb vs. Indiana
He's easily SU's best center the last 40 years. Not even close.
I’ll never forget in an away game at UConn in their old gym , Seikaly not going for a rebound on a 1 and 1 free throw shot. He then pleaded with the referee afterwards mimicking the ref by putting one finger up on each hand that it proved that he had signaled for 2 free throws not just one. It’s was a display of how young he was even playing the game not knowing the basic rules. He was convinced in his early career here that the refs unfairly just didn’t like him thinking that they called fouls as a personal statement. He would say ‘I don’t know why the refs hate me’. His athleticism was top notch but by playing soccer overseas, and while here how he learned to use that raw athleticism to develop into one of the top NBA competitive centers in the era of great centers like Ewing, Malone, David Robinson, Olajuwon, etc.Yeah, it really is AMAZING how productive and efficient he was - especially since he was sharing the court with 3 other ALL-TIMERS in DC, Stevie, and Sherm.
... especially considering where he first started out as a Frosh -
all he could do was run, gorilla dunk, and HACK dudes.
outside of the 8 inches in height - they do look a lot alikeFriday night - before semi-final Saturday - Final Four - 1987.
My fraternity brothers from IU and I are on Bourbon Street late in the evening. (Yes, I was rooting for the Orange very hard even though I attended IU).
We meet up with Dick Vitale - have a few laughs.
All of a sudden it appears that Rony is approaching us.
He says hello to Dick and to all of us.
We are dumbfounded. Why is Rony out and about at this hour??
It was not Rony.
It was Vinnie Testaverde.