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UND basketball "Mount Rushmore"

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This topic was mentioned in a thread, and I thought that since the season is now over, why not start up a good conversation about the greatest players in UND basketball history.  The question was asked whether Hooker is on UND's "Mount Rushmore" of basketball.  Great question.  UND has had some pretty spectacular players.  3 of the 4 I would put up there would be Scott Guldseth, Dave Vonesh, and Phil Jackson.  But who gets the 4th spot?  Hooker had one heck of a career.  does he belong up there with the all time greats at UND?  Players like Chirs Gardner, Travis Tuttle, Mike Boschee, Troy Huff, and Jerome Beasley (to name a few) all had great careers.  

So who is your "Mount Rushmore" of UND mens basketball?!!

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If you bring coaches.  Fitch would need to be towards the top.  He and Jackson put ND on the map for starters.

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1. Jackson
2. Guldseth
3. Hooker
4. Vonesh
5. Beasly, Bob Eaglestaff, Fred Lukens, and many others that I can't remember. 

Is this years team the best ever?  I would say the Guldseth, Vonesh, Gardner, Jacobson, Robertson teams of the early 90's would give this team a good run and maybe was better over a 3+ year period.

 

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Here a few players I could think of that did well at UND

Herman Watesek (Lankin) (34, 35, 36 UND)   37-42 NBL

Chuck Wolfe (Minot) (50 - 53 UND)  Minneapolis Lakers 53

Jon Haaven (Mcintosh, MN)   (55, 56, 57 ND) 1957 drafted Minneapolis Lakers

Phil Jackson (Williston) (65, 66, & 67 UND)   NBA NY Nicks

Chris Fahrbach (Menasha, WI) (76-79 UND) 1979 drafted Milwakee Bucks

Dan Clausen (Australia) (80, 81, 82 UND)   professional career in Turkey and Australia.

Scott Guldseth (Edingburg) early 90's

Dave Vonesh (EGF, MN) (89, 90, 91 UND)

Jerome Beasley (Compton, CA)  (02, 03 UND)    2003 Miami Heat

Now today is Quinton Hooker's 1st day after a successful college basket career, so I'd add him.

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Guldseth, Beasley, Jackson, Hooker.

 

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40 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

Guldseth, Beasley, Jackson, Hooker.

 

Beasley over Vonesh?

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Hooker -  D1 Era and took us to the Big Dance

Guldseth

Jackson

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23 hours ago, UND-1 said:

Beasley over Vonesh?

Vonesh was a solid D2 player. Beasley was NBA talent. 

........so yes. 

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No @Oxbow6?  He put up incredible numbers in the intramural league back in the day. Hung 50 on me in a semi-final game back in 88.

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On ‎3‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 0:25 PM, BarnWinterSportsEngelstad said:

Here a few players I could think of that did well at UND

Herman Watesek (Lankin) (34, 35, 36 UND)   37-42 NBL

Chuck Wolfe (Minot) (50 - 53 UND)  Minneapolis Lakers 53

Jon Haaven (Mcintosh, MN)   (55, 56, 57 ND) 1957 drafted Minneapolis Lakers

Phil Jackson (Williston) (65, 66, & 67 UND)   NBA NY Nicks

Chris Fahrbach (Menasha, WI) (76-79 UND) 1979 drafted Milwakee Bucks

Dan Clausen (Australia) (80, 81, 82 UND)   professional career in Turkey and Australia.

Scott Guldseth (Edingburg) early 90's

Dave Vonesh (EGF, MN) (89, 90, 91 UND)

Jerome Beasley (Compton, CA)  (02, 03 UND)    2003 Miami Heat

Now today is Quinton Hooker's 1st day after a successful college basket career, so I'd add him.

A list that large has to include Todd Johnson.

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Tuttle, Mustard and Rico were three real solid players too.  Albeit, probably not top 10 but would think top 25 perhaps? 

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On ‎3‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 11:49 PM, GDPritch said:

Tuttle, Mustard and Rico were three real solid players too.  Albeit, probably not top 10 but would think top 25 perhaps? 

For those who remember Travis Tuttle, 27 years ago tonight, he scored 70 points of his HS team's 86 points.  He made 17 3 pointers!

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Just now, GDPritch said:

Yah, he was quite the shooter/scorer,  Played HS hoops in Wis, right, or am I wrong?

Tuttle

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16 minutes ago, GDPritch said:

Yah, he was quite the shooter/scorer,  Played HS hoops in Wis, right, or am I wrong?

Yep - Argyle, WI

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Jackson, Beasley, Hooker, Guldseth

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