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Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby EastStang » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:23 am

My vote goes to Jeryl Sasser. NBA First round pick. Lots of other great choices out there including Shake.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby mrydel » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:42 pm

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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby redpony » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:02 pm

I would second Gene Phillips. Also remember Maxie Williams but think he was more of a show-man than a big scorer.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby Thumper » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:04 pm

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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby used to be 2 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:01 pm

Gene Phillips was a great shooting guard but did other things well.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:15 pm

Of the guys I saw play, I will have to go with Phillips. Can only imagine what he would have done with a three point shot because he had tremendous range with what was almost a set shot. I always thought Sasser and Q were very similar players...really good but not as good a collegiate 2 guard as Phillips. Sterling Brown was pretty darn good, too but overall Phillips I have to go with Phillips.

While Sasser is SMU's all-time leading scorer, he edged Phillips out by 60 points and it took Sasser 4 years to accumulate his total whereas Phillips played only 3 years. Sasser needed 145 more FG attempts to outscore Phillips over his career. Phillips could light it up and did most nights. He still has the single game scoring record of 51 points, he has 12 of the 18 highest single game totals, he scored 30 or more points 13 times and he was also a great rebounder. He lead the team 2 of his 3 years in rebounding and had 15 double/doubles. I remember he was like an elastic man on the baseline and under the boards. Some of the moves he made were ridiculous.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby Buddha » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:30 pm

For at least one game against Florida (which I think was #3 at the time), Todd Alexander was absolutely amazing. Florida had 3 future NBA guys on the roster, and Alexander shot the lights out in the upset.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby max the wonder dog » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:41 pm

Gene Phillips without a doubt. If there was video available from his era this topic would never come up. Freshmen have been eligible since the 72-73 season. In the almost 50 years since, only one player has had more career points that Phillips, taking four years. And Phillips didn't have the benefit of AAU in the high school off season.

I'm still angry that Koncak went into the SMU Sports Hall of Fame before G. Phillips and I.T.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby PonyPride » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 am

... and there was no three-point line when Phillips played.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby geezerdonk » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:51 am

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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby ponyboy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:17 pm

You mean that balding coach at HP? ;-)

Piehler was a great shooter for sure.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm

ponyboy wrote:You mean that balding coach at HP? ;-)

Piehler was a great shooter for sure.


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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby ponyboy » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:18 pm

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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby EastStang » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:18 pm

I thought Phillips was technically a forward and played the #3 position.
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Re: Greatest Shooting Guard

Postby SMUguy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:19 pm

My all-time favorite: Quinton Ross
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