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Discuss who the best player to wear #22 at Florida.

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by OklahomaGator, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:57 AM.

  1. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Andrew Fava (2018)
    Michael Weisenberg (2008)
    Jack Berry (2005-07)
    Rashid Al-Kaleem (2003-04)
    Kenyan Weaks (1997)
    Stacey Poole (1990-93)
    Chris Capers (1986-88)
    David Visscher (1983-84)
    Mike Milligan (1979-81)
    Steve Porter (1976-78)
    Chip Williams (1973-75)
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    Jeff Miller (1970-71)
    Kurt Feazel (1967-68)
    Tom Baxley (1963-65)
    Jim Jarrett (1962)
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    Charlie Pike (1956)
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  2. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    22 seems to be a popular number.
     
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  3. channingcrowderhungry

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    Frat brother Mike Weisenberg! If I recall the gators just needed tall bodies to practice against and he was like 6'6. Great guy.
     
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  4. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Did Weaks change his number a couple times? 97 was his soph year. Are we supposed to evaluate the player's full body of work, or only the year they wore that #?
     
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  5. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Chip Williams and Tom Baxley deserve some credit here (stats to come soon), but this one should go to Stacey Poole.

    ***Bias/nostalgia disclaimer*** Poole and I shared the same undergrad commencement ceremony. His ovation was more substantial than mine.
     
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  6. OklahomaGator

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    I don't know but I have noticed several players with different numbers. I just pull the info from the last media guide.
     
  7. spike718

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    Stacey Poole!
     
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  8. ApexNC

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    Poole will get my vote as well
     
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  9. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Player......G.....Pts.....Pts/g.....FG%...Rb....Asst....Stl...Blk
    Weaks......115...1234...10.7.......49.7.....3.3....1.5.....1.4...0.4
    Williams....76....1246....16.4.......51.6....10.2...1.8.....N/A..N/A
    Baxley.......72....900.....12.5.......40.2.....2.4....N/A....N/A...N/A
    Poole.........116..1678....14.5......46.3.....5.9....1.4.....0.8...0.7

    Chip Williams played three seasons, averaging a double-double. Was also an efficient scorer. Poole played 40 more games, accruing 432 more pts than Williams. This is a tough call - outstanding efficiency vs. gaudy scoring output. I can't make a call yet. Wanna hear what y'all have to say.
     
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  10. tampajack1

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    I am going with Stacey Poole. He was an extraordinary talent who had several severe injuries. Injury free, I believe that he would have been the best player in Gator history.
     
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  11. GatorPlanet

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    Stacy Poole. One of the first truly elite athletes ever in Gator hoops. Sadly, another great one with injury problems.
     
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  12. spike718

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    Met him out and about and some parties off campus. Real nice guy too back then.
     
  13. oneatatime

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    Chip Williams was the center during my freshman and sophomore years and I have to admire that he averaged a double-double. He gets my vote
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    Hard to pick between Stacey and Chip.
     
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  15. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Yep, I'm near a dart-throw with my pick. I was leaning Poole earlier, but I think I gotta go with Williams, due to the FG%, gaudy rebounding stat, and higher assist/game than Stacey.
     
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  16. GatorLurker

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    I agree, but Stacey's buzzer beater to beat Vandy might be the tie breaker. Did he travel? Eddie Fogler thought so. I had a great view and I will just say it was a close call that John Clougherty didn't make.

    Added in edit: The refs left the court through the Gator side so as to get off the court as quickly as possible.
     
  17. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    Your memory is better than mine. I was probably there, as I played in basketball band during those days. Do you remember which year that was?
     
  18. BA69MA72

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    I was sitting behind and very slightly to the right. I can understand how an opposing coach with a different angle and his own priorities maybe could believe Stacey might possibly, hypothetically, could have moved that pivot foot. But Game Over
     
  19. GatorLurker

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    If you were in the pep band you would have been on the opposite side of the O'Dome and would not have had the view that I had.

    That was a finish up there with Joe Lawrence in the NIT and Peep with his mano a mano with Hayes against Georgia.
     
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  20. GatorLurker

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    I was in row four just to the right of the basket off the baseline. You must have been really close to me.