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    Nov. 1, 2013

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Voting is underway for the Saluki men's basketball All-Century team, sponsored by SIU Credit Union. Fans can cast their vote on-line at SIUSalukis.com throughout the month of November. The team will be announced during the season and recognized at a home conference game during the month of February.

    A committee of current and former athletic department staff and players created the 52-player, six-coach ballot. Fans must choose 25 players and four coaches.

    Players who met any of the following criteria were automatically placed on the ballot -- members of the Saluki Hall of Fame, former NBA players, those who earned Player of the Year status in the Missouri Valley Conference, scored 1,000 career points, or were named All-Conference by the MVC.

    VOTE FOR THE ALL-CENTURY TEAM

    Voting is sponsored by the Southern Illinoisan. Here are thumbnail bios of all 58 All-Century team candidates.

    PLAYERS (52 - Pick 25)

    Corky Abrams, 1974-77
    Played in 106 games in four seasons...1,035 points (37th)...735 rebounds (10th)...251 assists (17th)...Second-Team All-MVC (1976)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)...1 NIT.

    Wayne Abrams, 1977-80
    Played in 109 career games in four seasons...1,426 points (15th)...557 rebounds (18th)...465 assists (2nd)...Second-Team All-MVC (1978-80)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Ashraf Amaya, 1990-93
    Played in 128 games in four seasons...1,864 points (4th)...1,137 rebounds (2nd)...158 blocks (3rd)...MVC Player of the Year (1992)...Defensive Player of the Year (1992-93)...First-Team All-MVC (1991-93)...1 NCAA Tournament...3 NITs...Saluki Hall of Fame...2 seasons in NBA.

    Chuck Benson, 1967-69
    Played in 73 career games in three seasons...755 points...501 rebounds (28th) ...Saluki Hall of Fame...2 NITs (1 NIT Championship).

    Darren Brooks, 2001-05
    Played in 134 career games in four seasons...1,761 points (5th)...673 rebounds (12th)...410 assists (4th)...136 steals (1st)...MVC Player of the Year (2004-05)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (2004-05)...First-Team All-MVC (2004-05)...4 NCAA Tournaments, 1 Sweet 16...Saluki Hall of Fame.

     

     

    Seymour Bryson, 1956-59
    Played in 100 career games in four seasons...1,529 points (9th)...1,244 rebounds (1st)...First-Team All-IIAC (1957)...Second-Team All-IIAC (1958)...1 Small-College NCAA Tournament...1 NAIA Tournament...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Chris Carr, 1993-95
    Played in 93 career games in three seasons...1,251 points (22nd)...539 rebounds (20th)...MVC Player of the Year (1995)...First-Team All-MVC (1995)...3 NCAA Tournaments...Saluki Hall of Fame...8 seasons in NBA.

    Jermaine Dearman, 2000-2003
    Played in 130 career games in four seasons...1,446 points (12th)...802 rebounds (8th)...Second-Team All-MVC (2003)...2 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16), 1 NIT.

    Randal Falker, 2005-08
    Played in 137 career games in four seasons...1,315 points (21st)...905 rebounds (6th)...195 blocks (1st)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (2007)...First-Team All-MVC (2007-08)...3 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16), 1 NIT.

    Carlton Fay, 2008-11
    Played in 126 career games...1,165 points (27th)...120 3FG (14th)...MVC Most-Improved team (2009)...1 NIT.

    Walt Frazier, 1965, 1967
    Played in 50 career games in two seasons...884 points...531 rebounds (22nd)...17.7 ppg (8th)...NIT Championship (1967)...1 Small-College NCAA Tournament (1965)...All-American (1967)...Saluki Hall of Fame...13 seasons in NBA.

    Dick Garrett, 1967-69
    Played in 74 career games in three seasons...1,337 points (20th)...18.1 ppg (6th)...2 NITs (1 NIT Championship)...Saluki Hall of Fame...5 seasons in NBA.

    John "Mouse" Garrett, 1970-72
    Played in 72 career games in three seasons...995 points...13.8 ppg (16th)...297 FTs (15th)...Point guard who played during era before assists were kept...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Mike Glenn, 1974-77
    Played in 104 career games in four seasons...1,878 points (3rd)... 334 assists (10th)...18.1 ppg (7th)...All-American (1977)...Academic All-American (1976-77)...MVC Player of the Year (1976)...First-Team All-MVC (1976-77)...NCAA Sweet 16 (1977)...Saluki Hall of Fame...10 seasons in NBA.

    Stetson Hairston, 2002-05
    Played in 131 career games in four seasons...1,192 points points (26th)...330 assists (11th)...185 steals (4th)...126 3FG (12th)...Second-Team All-MVC (2004)...MVC All-Defense team (2004-05)...4 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16).

    Shane Hawkins, 1995-98
    Played in 120 career games in four seasons...1,384 points (16th), 435 assists (3rd), 314 3FG (1st), 39.0 percent 3FG (9th)...MVC All-Newcomer team (1995)...1 NCAA Tournament.

    Nate Hawthorne, 1971-73
    Played in 75 games in three seasons...1,001 points (41st)...523 rebounds (24th)...Saluki Hall of Fame...3 seasons in NBA.

    Don Hepler, 1958-61
    Played in 91 career games in four seasons...1,000 points (42nd)...684 rebounds (11th)...2 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...1 NAIA Tournament.

    Randy House, 1986-89
    Played in 105 career games in four seasons...1,121 points (20th)...99 steals (19th)...39.5 percent 3FG (6th)...79.9 FT percentage (15th)...1 NIT.

    Troy Hudson, 1996-97
    Played in 55 career games in two seasons...1,164 points (28th)...21.2 ppg (3rd)...227 3FG (3rd)...Second-Team All-MVC (1997)...Saluki Hall of Fame...11 seasons in NBA.

    Milt Huggins, 1975-79
    Played in 92 career games in four seasons...1,074 points (34th)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)...1 NIT.

    Monte Jenkins, 1996-99
    Played in 115 games in four seasons...1,245 points (23rd)...247 assists (18th)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (1999)...First-Team All-MVC (1999).

    Jerry Jones, 1989-90
    Played in 57 career games in two seasons...725 points...552 rebounds (19th)...46 blocks (19th)...First-Team All-MVC (1990)...2 NITs.

    David Lee, 1964-66
    Played in 80 career games in three seasons... 838 points...Saluki Hall of Fame...3 Small-College NCAA Tournaments.

    Chris Lowery, 1991-94
    Played in 125 games in four seasons...1,225 points ( 24th)...391 assists (5th)...111 3FGs (16th)...Second-Team All-MVC (1992)...2 NCAA Tournaments, 2 NITs.

    Paul Lusk, 1993-95
    Played in 91 career games in three seasons...1,031 points (38th)...99 3FGs (18th)...36.3 3FG percentage (19th)...93 steals (20th)...Second-Team All-MVC (1994)...3 NCAA Tournaments.

    Sterling Mahan, 1988-91
    Played in 127 career games in four seasons...1,503 points (11th), 381 assists (6th)...171 steals (5th)...118 3FG (15th)...First-Team All-MVC (1990)...Second-Team All-MVC (1991)...3 NIT...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Tom McGreal, 1958-61
    Played in 100 games in four seasons...1,203 points ( 25th)...581 rebounds (17th)....2 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...1 NAIA Tournament.

    George McNeil, 1964-66
    Played in 78 games in three seasons...1,080 points (33rd)...13.8 ppg (15th)...3 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Freddie McSwain, 1989-90
    Played in 66 career games in two seasons...1,083 points (32nd)...16.4 ppg (9th)...Second-Team All-MVC (1990)...2 NITs.

    Joe C. Meriweather, 1973-75
    Played in 78 career games in three seasons...1,536 points (8th)...1,005 rebounds (3rd)...19.7 ppg (4th)...2.10 blocks per game (1st)...All-American (1975)...Saluki Hall of Fame...1 NIT...11 seasons in NBA.

    Steve Middleton, 1985-88
    Played in 93 games in four seasons...1,710 points (6th)...240 assists (20)...106 steals (13th)...38.9 percent 3FG percentage (12th)...First-Team All-MVC (1987-88)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Tom Millikin, 1949-52, 54
    Played in 88 games in five seasons...1,092 points (31st)...IIAC Most Valuable Player (1950)...First-Team All-IIAC (1950-51)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Bryan Mullins, 2006-09
    Played in 122 games in 4 seasons...944 points...509 assists (1st)...2.08 steals per game (1st)...127 3FG (11th)...39.0 percent 3FG (11th)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (2008-09)...Second-Team All-MVC (2008)...Academic All-American (2008-09)...1 NCAA (Sweet 16), 1 NIT.

    Kai Nurnberger, 1985, 87-89
    Played in 103 games in four seasons...1,348 points (19th)...371 assists (7th)...181 3FG (5th)...42.0 percent 3FG (2nd)...First-Team All-MVC (1989)...Second-Team All-MVC (1988)...1 NIT.

    Joe Ramsey, 1963-65
    Played in 80 games in three seasons...1,030 points (39th)...3 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Rolan Roberts, 2002
    Played in 36 games in 1 season...497 points...254 rebounds...87 blocks (7th)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (2002)...First-Team All-MVC (2002)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16).

    John Sebastian, 1941-43, 1947
    Played in 87 games in four seasons...928 points...First-Team All-IIAC (1947)...1 NAIA Tournament.

    Matt Shaw, 2005-08
    Played in 136 games in 4 seasons...1,363 points (17th)...741 rebounds (9th)...121 3FG (13th)...294 FTs (16th)...3 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16), 1 NIT.

    Don Sheffer, 1943-46
    Played in 74 games in 4 seasons...734 points...IIAC Most Valuable Player (1946)...2 NAIA Tournaments (1 National Championship)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Rick Shipley, 1988-91
    Played in 127 games in four seasons...1,359 points (18th)...983 rebounds (5th)...Second-Team All-MVC (1991)...3 NITs...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Barry Smith, 1977-80
    Played in 104 games in four seasons...1,066 points (36th)...255 assists (16th)...79.0 percent FT (16th)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16).

    Greg Starrick, 1970-72
    Played in 65 career games in three seasons...1,428 points (14th)...22.0 ppg (2nd)...90 percent FT percentage (1st)...328 FTs (8th)...All-Midwestern Conference (1971)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Jamaal Tatum, 2004-2007
    Played in 131 games in four seasons...1,667 points (7th)...309 assists (13th)...220 3FG (4th)...MVC Player of the Year (2007)...First-Team All-MVC (2007)...Second-Team All-MVC (2005)...Academic All-American (2007)...4 NCAA Tournaments, 1 Sweet 16...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Chris Thunnell, 1998-00
    Played in 90 games in three seasons...1,008 points (40th)...665 rebounds (14th)...1 NIT.

    Marcus Timmons, 1992-95
    Played in 125 games in four seasons...1,434 points ( 13th)...999 rebounds (4th)...343 assists (9th)...123 blocks (4th)...211 steals (3rd)...MVC Defensive Player of the Year (1995)...First-Team All-MVC (1995)...3 NCAA Tournaments, 1 NIT...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Charlie Vaughn, 1959-62
    Played in 85 career games in three seasons...2,088 points (1st)...666 rebounds (13th)...All-American (1961)...IIAC Most Valuable Player (1960)...2 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...1 NAIA Tournament...Saluki Hall of Fame...6 seasons in NBA.

    Harvey Welch, 1952-54
    Played in 69 games in three seasons...756 points...First-Team All-IIAC (1954)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Larry Whitlock, 1955-58
    Played in 81 career games in four seasons...1,117 points (30th)...13.8 ppg (17th)...1 NAIA Tournament.

    Kent Williams, 2000-2003
    Played in 130 career games in four seasons...2,012 points (2nd), 352 assists (8th)...249 3FG made (2nd)....392 3FG percentage (8th)...2 First-Team All-MVC (2002-03)...1 Second-Team All-MVC (2001)...2 NCAA Tournaments, 1 Sweet 16...1 NIT...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Gary Wilson, 1976-79
    Played in 108 career games in four seasons...1,513 points (10th)...841 rebounds (7th)...99 blocks (6th)...First-Team All-MVC (1978)...Second-Team All-MVC (1979)...1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)...Saluki Hall of Fame.

    Tony Young, 2003-07
    Played in 138 games in five seasons...1,069 points (35th)...171 steals (5th)...175 3FG (6th)...39.0 percent 3FG (9th)...First-Team All-MVC (2006)...4 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16).

    COACHES (6 - Pick 4)

    Harry Gallatin, 1959-62
    79-35 (.693) overall record in four seasons...3 Small-College NCAA Tournaments...1 NAIA Tournament.

    Jack Hartman, 1963-70
    142-64 (.689) overall record in 8 seasons, 4 Small-College NCAA Tournaments, 2 NITs, 1 NIT Championship

    Rich Herrin, 1986-1998
    225-174 (.563) overall record in 13 seasons, 3 NCAA Tournaments, 4 NITs, 2 MVC regular-season titles, 3 MVC Tournament titles, MVC Coach of the Year (1990)

    Paul Lambert, 1971-78
    126-84 (.600) overall record in 8 seasons, 1 NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16), 1 NIT, 1 Midwestern Conference regular-season title...1 MVC regular-season title...1 MVC Tournament title...Salukis nationally ranked for 3 weeks.

    Chris Lowery, 2005-12
    137-93 (.596) overall record in 8 seasons, 3 NCAA Tournaments, 1 Sweet 16...3 NCAA Tournament wins -- most in school history, 1 NIT, 2 MVC regular-season titles, 1 MVC Tournament title, MVC Coach of the Year (2005, 2007)...Salukis nationally ranked for 11 weeks.

    Bruce Weber, 1999-2003
    103-54 (.656) overall record in 5 seasons...2 NCAA Tournaments (1 Sweet 16), 2-2 in NCAA Tournament, 1 NIT, 2 MVC regular-season titles, MVC Coach of the Year (2003)...Salukis nationally ranked for 1 week.

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