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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

John or Rahsaan - pick ONE

As you can see..this is sort of a slow week for MU hoops...but one of my co-workers came up with what I rate a fascinating poll question .....and here it is:

If you could start one MU point guard for an NEC championship game, would it be:

John Giraldo - 1,749 points (tied Alex Blackwell for all-time DI points at MU) over 113 games over four years, won NEC in 1996.


Rahsaan Johnson - 1,628 points over 87 games over three years, won NEC in 2001.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

With out question John G the best point guard so far for the Hawks...

9:47 PM, January 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray Auciello....No I would have to say Johnny G no doubt about it, he was phenomenal and a solid solid backcourt qb....Rahsaan was great in his one way, but for a big game and just one game, I would want John.

8:50 AM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Hmmm....never saw Giraldo play except for the summer league where he is great.Rahsaan was the best player I ever saw but he wasn't always the best team mate.John has a very high bball IQ and i'm sure the players loved him.My answer..John....last shot-Rahsaan.

10:51 AM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

I have a question.Since 1999 who would be your starting five?Here is mine:

1-----Rahsaan Johnson
2-----Dwayne Byfield
3-----Gerry Crosby
5-----Kevin Owens

I know some of these guys played 2 positions.If I could move Blake to the 5,I would give him the edge over Owens.The real question is...who would you take at the 4,Marques or Blake.

11:35 AM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough question, here's how I see it. All things considered equal, Giraldo, but he would need better teammates around him because he made everyone else better by being able to distribute the ball. Rashaan, although he played with solid players like Crosby, would be the choice if he had to be the man and number one option. I would say Giraldo, but narrowly over Johnson.

11:51 AM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wuld take John without quetion, I've played with him in pick up games and he is definately the go-to-guy. Rahsaan was amazing to watch because he was flashy and made some amazing plays, but John is just all around solid.

12:01 PM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Hayward said...

For a career I'd say John. For one championship game I'll go with Rahsaan. He'd be more likely to take over and have huge game.

1:02 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I think you have to have Blake at center over Owens.

1:19 PM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alston or Hamilton? Are you insane? Hamilton was much better than Marques, no offense.

5:00 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Here are my MU First and Second teams from 1999-2000 through present

First team
G - Rahsaan Johnson
G - Dwayne Byfield
F - Marques Alston
F - Gerry Crosby
C - Blake Hamilton

Second Team
G - Chris Kenny
G - Tyler Azzarelli
F - Dejan Delic
F - Jason Krayl
C - Kevin Owens

5:57 PM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm interesting Tony. I have to say I think Byfield was highly over-rated. He could shoot, but that was all. Crosby had a great senior year, but that was just one year. You forgot Tim Warner and TJ Tibbs, everyones favorite blogger on that list.

10:12 PM, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, that second team there is awfully athletic right? Haha, but some very sound players fundamentally for sure. Why was Brandon Owens left off the list?

10:16 PM, January 17, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

For a last shot and or for needing one big game.......I'd have to take.......Rahsaan.

12:01 AM, January 18, 2007  

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