It’s time to show some appreciation in this week’s #WNSTSweet16

February 18, 2014 | Glenn Clark

1. Adrian Branch

When I made the “debuts” list, I said that no matter how many times I re-visited every season that cracked the final sixteen, there was no chance there would ever be anyone at the top spot other than Frank Robinson in 1966.

I feel the same way about this list.

Quite simply, Adrian Branch is the greatest player in school history to not be recognized in the rafters at Comcast Center. That makes him number one on this list. The most appreciation the school can offer to a player is not bestowed on a player who is deserving of that appreciation. He’s one of six players in school history to score 2,000 points. The other five are recognized. He also finished his career with over 500 rebounds.

His number should be there. Plain and simple.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…


3 Comments For This Post

  1. chris Says:

    looking at all of these old videos, i keep thinking one the thing: God i miss Gary Williams

  2. chris Says:

    Great list. I still say Steve Blake is underrated though. He was always overshadowed by Dixon but really was the glue of the team for his 4 years. I will never forget the steal he had on Jason (Jay) Williams as Williams was getting instructions from Coach K and never saw Blake coming. Also who knew he would go on to have a 10+ year NBA Career and counting? I dont think anyone ever predicted that at the time he was drafted. As you can tell he was probably my All time favorite terp.

  3. Phil Says:

    agree with the Steve Sheppard suggestion…did you consider Herman Veal?

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