Thursday, April 17, 2008

#5: Gerry McNamara

60 Idiot Points earns the Irish Assassin a #5 spot on the Top 25 Orangemen of the Idiot Era. Arguably the most popular Orangeman of all-time.

Gerry McNamara (Career: 15.5 PPG, 4.8APG)

Russianator, "His heroics were great, but there were a lot of 3-15 nights too."

Boss, "If it wasn't for him this year would have been our 3rd straight NIT."

Champ, "An incredible ride: his Willis Reed impression vs. Oklahoma State, the 1st half of the title game, dropping 43 vs. BYU, the Georgetown buzzer beater, and the MSG runs. Good times, good times indeed."

The rest of the list:

6. John Wallace (59)

7. Billy Owens (56)

8. Rony Seikaly (55)

9. Hakim Warrick (53)

10. Stevie Thompson(50)

11. Lawrence Moten (48)

12. Raf Addison (47)

13. Dave Johnson (33)

14. Adrian Autry (32)

16. Tie: Jason Hart and Etan Thomas (30)

17. Wendel Alexis (29)

18. Preston Shumpert (27)

19. Josh Pace (20)

20. Otis Hill (17)

21. Greg Monroe (16)

22. Howard Triche (9)

23. Allen Griffin (8)

24. Demetris Nichols (7)

25. Tie: Damone Brown, Jonny Flynn, Lazarus Sims (6)


Nick Loucks said...

I'd have to argue Wallace ahead of G-Mac... Yes, I love the '06 Big East Tournament run as much as the next guy, but none of those shots were as big as the 3 vs Georgia..

or the fact Wallace almost single-handidly kept us in the Title Game vs '96 Kentucky, one of the best teams of the last 20 years in college basketball.

He saved us all from embaressment on the national stage, and for that I'm eternally grateful.

Anonymous said...

GMac and Wallace are 1-2 in my book. 5 and 6 seems far too low