View Poll Results: Top #14

Voters
41. You may not vote on this poll
  • Rem Bakamus

    1 2.44%
  • Brandon Clarke

    27 65.85%
  • John Rillie

    2 4.88%
  • Matty B

    11 26.83%
Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Best Zags by the Numbers - 15

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,866

    Default Best Zags by the Numbers - 15

    Number 15 is a little better. There are several notable players. I think it will be interesting to see what criteria we all use to select the best of the group. Let's nominate!
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
    - Gandalf the Grey

    ________________________________



    Foo Time

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    Just a mention and the one that comes to mind immediately is Matt Bouldin ... it’s early in the morning here in sunny Missouri and just woke up lol
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    761

    Default BC

    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    Just a mention and the one that comes to mind immediately is Matt Bouldin ... it’s early in the morning here in sunny Missouri and just woke up lol
    Brandon Clarke even in one year was pretty darn good.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kyle dixon View Post
    Brandon Clarke even in one year was pretty darn good.
    Absolutely! A damn monster. No doubt about it !
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    Rem Bakamus one of the great bench guys of all time. Can play the guitar too
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The Pub
    Posts
    7,606

    Default

    Honorable Mention: John Rillie shot the Zags into their first NCAA Tournament.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    On an island that is long
    Posts
    13,309

    Default

    Man... first name that popped into my head was Matty B. But forgot BC was 15... really really tough call. Can we call it a tie?
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

    2012 Foostrodamus - Foothsayer of Death

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    Willie moss also pretty decent back in the day from what I’ve read.

    Also for the oldies, this photo of the 1976-77 team looks pretty cool. Standing right next to Willie is Reed Schifferman. One of the best dunkers in GU history

    https://digital.gonzaga.edu/digital/...coll2/id/3001/
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lido Beach, NY
    Posts
    50

    Default

    The Floyds both wore the 15, as did Alex Hernandez.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FriarZag View Post
    The Floyds both wore the 15, as did Alex Hernandez.
    Nice! You’re right!

    AH got off the hook vs NM. Lol still funny to think about
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,866

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    Willie moss also pretty decent back in the day from what I’ve read.

    Also for the oldies, this photo of the 1976-77 team looks pretty cool. Standing right next to Willie is Reed Schifferman. One of the best dunkers in GU history

    https://digital.gonzaga.edu/digital/...coll2/id/3001/
    I have been going through those same archives. That is pretty fun looking up the players and their stats.
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
    - Gandalf the Grey

    ________________________________



    Foo Time

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,866

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Man... first name that popped into my head was Matty B. But forgot BC was 15... really really tough call. Can we call it a tie?
    May have to do a poll for them as well!
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
    - Gandalf the Grey

    ________________________________



    Foo Time

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,866

    Default

    Poll posted.
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
    - Gandalf the Grey

    ________________________________



    Foo Time

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Clair, MO
    Posts
    9,392

    Default

    Oh MAN. That's tough.


    I think I am going to lean 51% for the Bouldergeist, and 49% Clarke.
    Allow myself to introduce....myself...

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lido Beach, NY
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Recency bias led me to vote for BC. He was an absolute monster last year! Insanely dominant in his lone season.

    No disrespect intended to the other candidates. Bouldin is one of the all-time Zags in my book.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    9,403

    Default

    I voted for John Rillie
    Qualified for 22 Straight Big Dances

    11 Straight Round of 32s

    10 Sweet Sixteens (5 Straight)

    4 Elite Eights

    2017 FINAL FOUR

    2 Winningest Players in college basketball history (Karnowski 137, Perkins 134)

    The Best Point Guard to ever play the game: John Stockton, most assists, most steals.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Spokane Valley
    Posts
    749

    Default

    I love Matty B but Clarke got my vote. I've been watching old games and Matt had SKILLS! So good. But Clarke is like a machine.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Clair, MO
    Posts
    9,392

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zagbeliever View Post
    I love Matty B but Clarke got my vote. I've been watching old games and Matt had SKILLS! So good. But Clarke is like a machine.
    Clarke sure was. Easily one of the most explosive, efficient, exciting zags to EVER put on the zags uniform. I only went with Matty by the SLIGHTEST of margins because of all he had invested in this program. Nearly 140 games vs 37.

    It brings up some really interesting questions. I was wrestling with one in particular in my own head- Which zag meant more to this program? So many different ways to look at it.

    And there's definitely not an incorrect option here. Every zag mentioned played an absolutely massive role while they were here.
    Allow myself to introduce....myself...

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    seattle, spokane
    Posts
    3,381

    Default

    Friar Zag and Mad Man, thanks for your contributions from history very few of us knew about.
    I went with the whole body of work vs. one great year. During the years Matt Bouldin played he was a major figure in our whole team's ability to get to the Dance, and sometimes move on. We had a strong team when Brandon played and he made it much stronger. However, Bouldin helped us be a strong team during some of those years that were really tough for us, esp. getting washed out in the first game of the Dance in 07, 08 if I remember correctly. He helped us with a couple of sweet 16's, I think, when we really needed it because the whole nation wanted to treat us as a fluke getting by purely on the basis of playing in a weak conference.

    Overall importance to the zag program in history: Bouldin
    Best talent to ever play with that number in a single season: Brandon

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lido Beach, NY
    Posts
    50

    Default

    My pleasure...these threads inspired me to finally make my first post on this board. It only took 8 years since I created the account! The truth is I’ve been a lurker and religious reader since the Zagshoops.com days

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,866

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FriarZag View Post
    My pleasure...these threads inspired me to finally make my first post on this board. It only took 8 years since I created the account! The truth is I’ve been a lurker and religious reader since the Zagshoops.com days
    Glad you like them! It is fun to look back at all these players.
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
    - Gandalf the Grey

    ________________________________



    Foo Time

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •