"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Friday, December 07, 2007

New Cracked Sidewalker

Over the summer, Cracked Sidewalks thought about adding a new member to the writing team, and a few names came up but no decision was made. We wondered if we even needed more articles.

Until last week.

A forum regular wrote a few blog posts that made our mouths water. His statistical missives are important and should have a large stage. It was an easy decision to ask him to join the team.

After heavy negotiations, teaching him the CS gang sign, and an intensive 3 minute training course, he's on-board.

Marquette fans, meet Mr. Henry Sugar. Read his first post, "MU vs. UW - Looking at the Numbers" below.

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BamaMarquette fan said...

Top 100 Marquette Players of All-Time

The following are my ratings of the top 100 Marquette players of all time. For each player I list Rank (what place they are in the Top 100), name, seasons played at Marquette, and then three ratings from 0 to 15 based on; 1st, how good their stats were at Marquette (points, rebounds, blocked shots, assists, steals), 2nd, the impact on the program (how far they took their team, or occasionally a few points for a wildcard like William Gates contribution of the movie Hoop Dreams, or Raymond Eckstein contributing $51 million), and finally, 3rd, their professional career (how well they did in the NBA or if they were at least drafted or played in Europe or the CBA). The final number is the addition of the first three figures for an overall rating of 0 to 45. If you want the paragraph I wrote on each player explaining my ranking, email me at jpudner@concentricgrasstops.com. – John Pudner, Jour’ 87, phone - 334.590.8371.

Rank 1, Dwyane Wade (2002, 03), 13+13+15=41; Rank 2, Maurice Lucas (1973, 74), 13+12+15=40; Rank 3, Glen (Doc) Rivers (1981, 82, 83), 13+10+15=38; Rank 4, Alfred (Butch) Lee (1975, 76, 77, 78), 14+14+8=36; Rank 5, George Thompson (1967, 68, 69), 15+9+12=36; Rank 6, Maurice (Bo) Ellis (1974, 75, 76, 77), 13+15+7=35; Rank 7, Jerome Whitehead (1976, 77, 78), 11+13+10=34; Rank 8, Don Kojis (1959, 60, 61), 15+6+14=35; Rank 9, Jim McIlvaine (1991, 92, 93, 94), 14+11+8=33; Rank 10, Jim Chones (1971, 72), 14+8+11=33.

Rank 11, Dean Meminger (1969, 70, 71), 10+11+9=30; Rank 12, Lloyd Walton (1974, 75, 76), 8+13+8=29; Rank 13, Tony Smith (1987, 88, 89, 90), 12+8+9=29; Rank 14, Earl Tatum (1973, 74, 75, 76), 7+12+9=28; Rank 15, Ed Mullen (1933, 34, 35), 11+9+8=28; Rank 16, Dominic James (2006, 07), 11+8+8=27; Rank 17, Jerel McNeal (2006, 07), 11+8+8=27; Rank 18, Bernard Toone (1976, 77, 78, 79), 8+13+5=26; Rank 19, Travis Diener (2002, 03, 04, 05), 9+11+6=26; Rank 20, Tony Miller (1992, 93, 94, 95), 11+9+6=26.

Rank 21, Terry Rand (1954, 55, 56), 11+12+3=26; Rank 22, Jim Boylan (1977, 78), 8+13+4=25; Rank 23, Michael Wilson (1979, 80, 81, 82), 12+7+6=25; Rank 24, Bob Lackey (1971, 72), 11+8+6=25; Rank 25, Steve Novak (2003, 04, 05, 06), 8+12+5=25; Rank 26, Chris Crawford (1994, 95, 96, 97), 9+7+8=24; Rank 27, Amal McCaskill (1992, 94, 95, 96), 7+9+6=22; Rank 28, Joe Thomas (1968, 69, 70), 5+11+5=21; Rank 29, Allie McGuire (1971, 72, 73), 6+11+4=21; Rank 30, Wesley Matthews (2006, 07), 8+7+6=21.

Rank 31, Larry McNeil (1972, 73), 5+7+9=21; Rank 32, Dave Quabius (1938, 39), 9+5+7=21; Rank 33, Jeff Sewell (1968, 69, 70), 5+13+2=20; Rank 34, Scott Merritt (2001, 02, 03, 04), 8+12+=20; Rank 35, Damon Key (1991, 92, 93, 94), 9+11+=20; Rank 36, Roney Eford (1993, 94, 95, 96), 9+11+=20; Rank 37, Russ Wittberger (1952, 53, 54, 55), 8+12+=20; Rank 38, Ric Cobb (1969, 70), 7+11+1=19; Rank 39, Rube Schulz (1952, 53, 54, 55), 7+12+=19; Rank 40, Gene Berce (1945, 47, 48), 10+5+4=19.

Rank 41, Tom Copa (1984, 85, 86, 87), 7+6+5=18; Rank 42, Terrell Schlundt (1980, 81, 82, 83), 8+7+3=18; Rank 43, Robert Jackson (2003), 6+11+=17; Rank 44, Marcus Washington (1972, 73, 74), 5+12+=17; Rank 45, Gary Brell (1970, 71), 3+10+4=17; Rank 46, Robb Logterman (1991, 92, 93, 94), 5+12+=17; Rank 47, Gene Ronzani (1932, 33, 34), 11+6+=17; Rank 48, David Boone (1986, 87), 8+5+4=17; Rank 49, Sam Worthen (1979, 80), 5+6+6=17; Rank 50, Oliver Lee (1978, 79, 80, 81), 7+6+4=17.

Rank 51, Bob Wolf (1965, 66, 67), 8+6+3=17; Rank 52, Cordell Henry (1999, 2000, 01, 02), 8+6+3=17; Rank 53, Mike Moran (1957, 58, 59), 11+6+=17; Rank 54, Gary Rosenberger (1975, 76, 77, 78), 3+11+2=16; Rank 55, Dean Marquardt (1979, 80, 81, 82), 5+8+3=16; Rank 56, Artie Green (1979, 80, 81), 8+7+=15; Rank 57, Marc Marotta (1981, 82, 83, 84), 7+6+2=15; Rank 58, Aaron Hutchins (1995, 96, 97, 98), 9+6+=15; Rank 59, Brian Wardle (1998, 1999, 2000, 01), 9+6+=15; Rank 60, Kerry Trotter (1983, 84, 85, 86), 9+6+=15.

Rank 61, Todd Townshend (2002, 03, 04, 05), 4+10+=14; Rank 62, Jerry Homan (1973, 74, 75), 3+9+2=14; Rank 63, Ron Curry (1991, 92, 93), 8+6+=14; Rank 64, Trevor Powell (1988, 89, 90, 91), 8+6+=14; Rank 65, Ron Glaser (1961, 62, 63), 8+6+=14; Rank 66, Frank McCabe (1946, 47, 48, 49), 8+6+=14; Rank 67, Pat Smith (1967, 68, 69), 7+7+=14; Rank 68, Mark Anglavar (1988, 89, 90, 91), 6+8+=14; Rank 69, Anthony Pieper (1994, 95, 96, 97), 4+10+=14; Rank 70, Ulice Payne (1976, 77, 78), 4+7+2=13.

Rank 71, Brian Brunkhorst (1965, 66, 67, 68), 3+6+4=13; Rank 72, Tom Flynn (1964, 65, 66), 7+6+=13; Rank 73, Robert Byrd (1977, 78, 79, 80), 1+8+3=12; Rank 74, Dave Delsman (1973, 74, 75), 1+11+=12; Rank 75, Joe Chapman (2003, 04, 05, 06), 4+8+=12; Rank 76, Michael Flory (1987, 89), 7+5+=12; Rank 77, Walt Mangham (1958, 59, 60), 5+6+1=12; Rank 78, Lazar Hayward (2007), 6+5+=11; Rank 79, Brad Luchini (1966, 67, 68), 4+6+1=11; Rank 80, Jim Dudley (1977, 78, 79), 1+9+=10.

Rank 81, Terry Sanders (2001, 02, 03, 04), 2+8+=10; Rank 82, Bill Neary (1973, 75, 76, 77), 3+7+=10; Rank 83, Ernie Kukla (1933, 34, 35), 4+6+=10; Rank 84, Ed Daniels (1973, 74), 3+6+=9; Rank 85, David Cubillan (2006, 07), 4+5+=9; Rank 86, Dwayne Johnson (1982, 83, 84), 6+3+=9; Rank 87, Walter Downing (1985, 86), 3+2+3=8; Rank 88, Odell Ball (1978, 79), 3+2+3=8; Rank 89, Brian Nyenhuis (1981, 82), 3+2+3=8;
Rank 90, Chris Grimm (2003, 04, 05, 06), +6+2=8.

Rank 91, Raymond Eckstein (1944, 45), 2+5+=7; Rank 92, Craig Butrym (1973, 75, 76, 77), 1+6+=7; Rank 93, Odartey Blankson (2001, 02), 5+2+=7; Rank 94, Vic Lazzaretti (1983, 84), 5+2+=7; Rank 95, Dave Erickson (1961, 62, 63), +3+4=7; Rank 96, John Cliff (1997, 98, 99, 2000), 3+4+=7; Rank 97, Greg Clausen (1998, 1999, 2000, 01), 3+4+=7; Rank 98, Abel Joseph (1994, 95, 97, 98), +7+=7; Rank 99, Don Bugalski (1954, 55, 56), +6+=6; Rank 100, William Gates (1992, 93, 95), +6+=6.