In the latest installment of his great players interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lehigh great Daren Queenan, who still leads the program in points scored and rebounds. Queenan is also one of just eight players in the history of Division I college basketball to finish with at least 2,700 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career. With Queenan leading the way, Lehigh made two NCAA Tournament appearances during his time in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Next up on Jon Teitel's interview series of the best coaches by school is former Delaware head coach Steve Steinwedel, who led the Blue Hens to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and two conference titles. His 1991-92 outfit, which finished 27-4, is considered to be the best team in school history.
Jon Teitel: You played at Mississippi State in the early 1970s. How good were you in college and how did you make the transition from player to coach?
In the latest installment of his great player interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with the all-time leading scorer in Washington State history in Isaac Fontaine. Fontaine, who earned All-Conference honors in each of his four seasons on the Palouse, also leads the program in three-point percentage (45.7%) and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award as a senior in 1997.
Jon Teitel: Why did you choose to go to Washington State?
College basketball is a game of history, exemplified by the stars of yesterday who set the bar for today's student athletes. Jon Teitel looks back at some of the forgotten (and not so forgotten) college basketball legends who made our game what it is today. Some of these names might bring back great memories, while others will mean nothing to you, but each of the player's below made an important mark on college basketball history.
Next up in CHN writer Jon Teitel's greatest coaches series is current Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, who is considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of Winthrop Basketball. Before leaving for the Missouri Valley Conference, Marshall established the Eagles as the standard in the Big South, making seven NCAA Tournament appearances and winning six Big South regular season titles.
In his most recent great player interview, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Quinnipiac great Frank "Porky" Vieira, who was also an outstanding baseball player who went on to coach the sport at the University of New Haven for more than four decades. While head coach Tom Moore had the Bobcats one win away from an NCAA Tournament appearance this season thanks to the likes of James Feldeine and Justin Rutty (two players whose names will go down in QU lore), there's no mistaking the fact that Vieira remains one of the greatest players in school history.
In his most recent coaches' interview, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Montana and current Old Dominion head coach Blaine Taylor. Taylor, whose Monarchs won the CAA's automatic bid this past season and beat Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, led the University of Montana to a pair of NCAA Tournaments in his seven seasons at the helm.
Jon Teitel: You played point guard for Coach Mike Montgomery at Montana from 1979-81. What was it like to play for him and what was the most important lesson you learned from him?
In the latest installment in his "Best Pro Players in School History" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Drake legend Willie Wise, who was also a member of the Bulldogs' lone Final Four team back in 1969. "Wonderous Willie" went on to have a successful career in the ABA with the Utah Stars, then moving on to play in Denver and Seattle after the ABA/NBA merger.
In the most recent installment of his series of interviews on players who are among the best pros to come out of their particular schools, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with UMES great Talvin Skinner. Skinner was the leader of a UMES squad in 1974 that led the nation in scoring with an average of 96.7 points per game without the benefit of a three-point shot, and they also became the first HBCU to take part in the NIT.
In a recent installment in his player interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with one of the greatest players (if not the greatest) in Siena history in guard Marc "Showbiz" Brown. Brown ran the point for Mike Deane's team that in 1989 knocked off Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and led the Saints to the 1991 NIT quarters.
Jon Teitel: You were nicknamed "Showbiz". How did you get the nickname, and did you like it?
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