#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

March 04, 2014 | Drew Forrester

#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

#7 – Rick Moreland, UMBC

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The highest-ranking UMBC player on the list, Moreland still ranks in the top 5 in over a dozen offensive categories for the Retrievers after an outstanding career from ’79 to ’83.

“He could do it all,” says one ex-local coach about Moreland. “He could score, rebound, block shots. And he did it mostly with hard work and good basketball smarts. Rick was really a player ahead of his time in a lot of ways.”

A member of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame, Moreland was later drafted and played for the Washington Bullets and still works for the organization’s front office today.

HERE’S THE UMBC BASKETBALL RECORD BOOK TO SEE JUST WHERE MORELAND RANKS AMONG ALL-TIME RETRIEVERS

(Please see next page for #6 on the list)

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  1. Eric Says:

    Great list. I would offer a few other names for an honorable mention list: Roger Dickens (TSU), Pat McKinley (TSU), Brian Matthews (TSU), Ronald Smith (U of B), Tony Carter (Coppin St), Yarborough Roberts (Morgan St), and Teddy Jones (U of B).

  2. Chris Oswald Says:

    Excellent List and research, Drew. Struck a chord of many memories of greatness. My only honorable mention would be, Maurice “Mo” Cannon (Loyola College).

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