Tag: history

ESPN/Sagarin All-Time Rankings

History looks fondly on Chicago’s college basketball teams, well at least when viewed through the eye-glass of ESPN and Jeff Sagarin. They undertook the task of ranking every NCAA Division I college basketball program from 1-330. There are a number of surprises in the rankings. (PDF) ESPN has the necessary reaction pieces from Pat Forde... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #1

George Mikan (Photo courtesy of Vedia on Flickr.) There have been some – to put it lightly – disagreements about the members of this Top 10 list. Unlike a lot of the analysis I do on the blog it’s difficult to quantify the impact made by players on during their brief time in a college... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #2

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. #2 was drafted first overall in the NBA Draft after his career at Loyola-Chicago. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul#8 Kenny Williams – UIC#7 Leslie Hunter – Loyola#6 Evan Eschmeyer – Northwestern#5... Read more »
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Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #3

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. #3 was a national college player of the year during his college days at DePaul. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul#8 Kenny Williams – UIC#7 Leslie Hunter – Loyola#6 Evan Eschmeyer –... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #4

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. #4 takes the list way back, but he was also a member of a national title team. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul#8 Kenny Williams – UIC#7 Leslie Hunter – Loyola#6 Evan... Read more »

Sunday Links

This week’s edition of Sunday Links has another Northwestern blog, information about a UIC player continuing his career abroad, a sad loss for the Chicago college basketball community and more.  -The recent high school basketball tournaments around the country have given college coaches the opportunity to scout a new crop of players. It has also... Read more »
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Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #5

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. #5 is a two-time All-American and another one of the players from the Loyola’s NCAA Championship squad. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul#8 Kenny Williams – UIC#7 Leslie Hunter – Loyola#6 Evan... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #6

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. The man at #6 went on to play multiple seasons in the NBA before returning to school to continue his academic career. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul#8 Kenny Williams – UIC#7... Read more »

Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #7

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. There will be no dispute about the man at #7 on the list. This player is one of two on the list from the only Chicago college basketball team to win an NCAA Tournament title. Already revealed players: #10... Read more »
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Top 10 Greatest Chicago College Basketball Players - #8

This is a continuation of Chicago College Basketball’s Top 10 players in Chicago college basketball history. Number eight on the list is arguably the top player in UIC men’s basketball history. See who it is after the break. Already revealed players: #10 David Holston – Chicago State#9 Drake Diener – DePaul 8. Kenny Williams –... Read more »