Posted: Jan 21, 2004 7:20 am
He was my role model in high school--6'6" forward during the glory years '81-'85. He was a lot like Battier except he could jump better, shoot better, & pass better. His defense was the best & he always came through when they needed a key bucket, steal, or dunk. Ended up playing in the Phillippines, I think, since his knee got blown out. Unlike Keith Lee & most Tigers (ie Bedford), he worked his ass off & would have been a great pro since he had all the tools, the work ethic, & the body.
By the way, the worst individual torching I ever saw happen to the Tigers was by a big dude from Louisiana Tech named Karl Malone. He lit Memphis State up for about 35 and almost single handedly beat one of the best teams in the country. I was not surprised to see Malone do great in the pros! What a stud!