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Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Utah Valley's Ryan Toolson

December 23rd, 2011
Utah Valley great Ryan ToolsonIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Ryan Toolson, the greatest player in Utah Valley history. After his time at Utah Valley, Toolson left as the school's all-time leader in points, assists, three-pointers made and free throw percentage just to name a few categories. Toolson is now playing professionally in Turkey.

Jon Teitel: In 2003 at Gilbert (AZ) High you were named Arizona Player of the Year. Why did you choose to go to Utah Valley?

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: Marshall's Cam Henderson

December 15th, 2011
Marshall coaching great Cam HendersonIn the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel discussed the coaching career of the late Cam Henderson with two of his former players at Marshall, Donnie Gibson and Dr. Sam Clagg. During his time as head coach of the Thundering Herd, Henderson won 362 games, three conference titles and one NAIB title. Dr. Clagg also wrote a book on his coach titled "The Cam Henderson Story: His Life and Times".

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Cleveland State's Franklin Edwards

December 15th, 2011
CSU great Franklin EdwardsIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Cleveland State great Franklin Edwards. Edwards' career scoring average of 21.9 points per game is the best in school history, and after an NBA career that included a championship in 1983 he's worked for both the NBA and Fox Sports Midwest (broadcasting). Edwards' son James currently plays at Lewis & Clark College.

Jon Teitel: Your middle name is Delano. Is that a family name, or were your parents just big fans of FDR?

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: Northern Arizona's Mike Adras

December 7th, 2011
Mike Adras looks to lead NAU back to the Big Dance

In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with current Northern Arizona head coach Mike Adras. During his time in Flagstaff, Adras has led the Lumberjacks to a pair of conference titles and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Jon Teitel: You were an assistant at Northern Arizona under Coach Ben Howland. What made Howland such a great coach, and what was the most important lesson you learned from him? 

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Towson's Kurk Lee

December 7th, 2011
Kurk Lee is one of Towson's greatest players

In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer spent some time with Towson great Kurk Lee. After transferring in from Western Kentucky, Lee won two conference Player of the Year awards and remains the school's all-time leading free throw shooter. 

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: Iowa State & Michigan's Johnny Orr

November 18th, 2011
Johnny Orr won 427 games at Michigan & Iowa State

In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Johnny Orr, who won a combined 427 games at Michigan and Iowa State while also leading the schools to a combined ten NCAA Tournament appearances. Orr led Michigan to the 1976 NCAA title game, where they fell to fellow Big Ten member Indiana, who capped the final undefeated season in NCAA history with the win.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Winthrop's Charles Brunson

November 18th, 2011
Charles Brunson remains the greatest player in Winthrop history

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Charles Brunson, the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in the history of Winthrop basketball. Brunson was a two-time NAIA All-American at the school and also ranks second in school history in field goal percentage. 

Jon Teitel: You started your college career at Gardner-Webb before transferring to Winthrop after two years. Why did you decide to attend Gardner-Webb? 

College Hoops "Roundable": Title Picks Outside of Top 4

November 7th, 2011
Despite the personnel losses, Duke came up oftenWe've finally reached the last question in this five-part series, where some college basketball writers took time to answer who their pick to win the national title is. There was one caveat, however: the pick had to come from outside of the top four that is North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State and UConn. That led to some interesting choices, so enjoy.

Question: Outside of the generally accepted top four (UNC/UK/Ohio State/UConn) who do you think can win the national title?

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Jacksonville and Furman's Joe Williams

November 6th, 2011
Joe Williams (right) led Jacksonville to the 1970 title gameIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer spent some time with Joe Williams, who put together impressive runs at both Jacksonville and Furman. During his time at JU Williams led the Dolphins to an NCAA title game appearance, coaching Artis Gilmore and Rex Morgan on that 1970 team. Williams also led Furman to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure there.

Jon Teitel: According to my interview of Artis Gilmore, you had no training rules and scribbled scouting reports on the backs of envelopes.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: NAU's Andre Spencer

November 6th, 2011
NAU was led to its first postseason appearance by Andre SpencerIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Northern Arizona great Andre Spencer, who helped lead the Lumberjacks to their first-ever postseason appearance (1986 NIT). Spencer's scoring average jumped nearly ten points from his junior to senior season, and he went on to play professionally in the NBA, CBA and multiple foreign countries.

Jon Teitel: You began your college career at Bakersfield CC. Why did you decide to go there?