Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rony Seikaly

Rony Seikaly wasn’t the most spectacular but was solid and held his own in the pros. Considered one of the top college players from Syracuse Orange men’s basketball program, Seikaly’s stellar offense and defense placed him among the school’s all-time leaders in rebounds, points and blocks while earning several nationally recognized awards and honors. HisContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rony Seikaly”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Wallace

John Wallace was expect to be a big player for the Knicks when he was drafted. At the time he had to fight for playing time behind Larry Johnson and Charles Oakley, and he played for a demanding defensive coach in Jeff Van Gundy so…Wallace never lived up to the billing. In college he wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Wallace”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Billy Owens

Big things were expected of Billy Owens when he was selected in the 1991 NBA draft. 6’8 good handle for his size, solid rebounder and defender, he should have been a bigger star. In College he was as good as anyone in the country. The debate leading up to the draft was who do youContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Billy Owens”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Derrick Coleman

If there was ever  a what if …it was Derrick Coleman… What if he played up to his potential every night …what if he did …he would have been the best power forward in the game. Better than Malone and Barkley…yeah what if .. Throughout his career, the left-handed Coleman was an effective low postContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Derrick Coleman”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sherman “The General” Douglas

His nickname, The General, is a play on his first name and his position as a point guard (as a floor general). He was known for revolutionizing the running “floater” shot in the lane. Sherman Douglas set the all-time NCAA assist record with the Syracuse Orangemen in 1989 before becoming the Heat’s first starting pointContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Sherman “The General” Douglas”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Dwayne “The Pearl” Washington

If you were a fan of Big East basketball then you tuned in for must see TV when Syracuse played on Tv because Dwayne the Pearl Washington was going to put on a show. His pro career never lived up to the promise of his college career but without a doubt he was one  the biggestContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Dwayne “The Pearl” Washington”