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The Gators BBAll Mount Rushmore...

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by akaGatorhoops, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

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    Just to be different....
    1. Billy D
    2. Noah
    3. Miller
    4. Stephen C O'Connell - ya got to admit he did have a big affect on the development of the program, in an indirect way, even if he never knew it.
    4b(replacement). The dancing halftime sweeper guy from the 80's
     
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  2. gatorbogey

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    Who’s on the Mount Rushmore of NBN posters?

    Maybe that’s a contest for next off-season??
     
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  3. gatordavisl

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    :emoji_scream::emoji_cop:
     
  4. gatordavisl

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    Two of my faves who are no longer on the board: @themistocles, @mulegator
     
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  5. gatordavisl

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    Great point
     
  6. bposs

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    White Chocolate!
     
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  7. tampajack1

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    I ‘be never seen the undies.
     
  8. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    Tupac is the nick calathes. Super talented but quite divisive.
     
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  9. vaxcardinal

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    Don't forget Stricknine for promising to think about possibly moving the cameras
     
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  10. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl VIP Member

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    I forgot to add tupac to my list, along with mule and themis.
     
  11. SeabudGator

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    Donovan - front and center

    Neil walk - as a junior averaged 19.8 rebounds a game and average 26.5 points per game. Drafted second overall. You simply cannot argue the numbers - I know time intercedes but he is in.

    Noah - Heart and soul of the best teams we ever had.

    Skinny - Difference maker who lifted us up at a time we needed it from a recruiting and perception perspective.
     
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  12. defensewinschampionships

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    Donovan













    Noah
    Chiozza
    Haslem
     
  13. demosthenes

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    This is why the concept of a Mount Rushmore doesn’t work for me. I don’t think there are four approximately equivalent Goliaths, rather, one with a number of memorable/impactful others.

    If they were to be ranked it would probably be Donovan, Miller, Noah, and Haslem/Horford. As good as Walk was he was a relative blip in the program’s history and his contributions didn’t elevate its standing like the others.
     
  14. jrcg8tor

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    Walk
    Billy D
    Noah
    Horford

    It is so hard to separate Noah and Horford which is why both make it.
     
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  15. tampajack1

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    Miller is there basically for one shot, although a momentous one. He was on a team with a bunch of players who were about as good as him. He probably had the 3rd best performance for the Gators in the tournament behind Nelson and Haslem. He was a hugely important recruit, but so was Dupay. I can’t put him in the top 4. Horford and Noah were, IMO, the 2 most significant players in Gator history. They dominated college basketball for 2 years and 2 national titles. They need to be on the list along with Coach Donovan. There are many players you could list as the 4th, but they are all close to each other. That’s why I went with Foley. He was the architect of Florida’s rise in the college sports world, including the decision to hire Donovan.
     
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  16. hotelgator

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    Billy D
    Dan Cross (sweetest shot, smoothest Gator in my humble opinion)
    Neal Walk

    Had to pick just 4! Dangit!
     
  17. demosthenes

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    IMO Miller was better than you’re giving credit, by far. And yes, his one shot stands above the rest of his achievements but it was hugely important to Donovan’s perception and future success. His commitment to Donovan was also hugely important to other future recruits - more so than Dupay. That’s why I put him up there. But it’s ok if you disagree.
     
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  18. number1

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    Billy Donovan
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  19. oragator1

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    Donovan
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    Noah

    And I know he is persona non grata, but Maxwell might be the best player we ever had.
     
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    Donovan Haslem Horford Brewer