Forgotten Legends

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Dartmouth's Rudy LaRusso

January 15th, 2012
Dartmouth great Rudy La RussoIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with Corey LaRusso, the son of Dartmouth great Rudy LaRusso. LaRusso is widely regarded as the greatest player in Dartmouth history, where one of his teammates was the late Dave Gavitt and his head coach Alvin "Doggie" Julian. After helping lead the Big Green to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances (they haven't been back since) LaRusso played ten seasons in the NBA for the Lakers and Warriors before retiring. LaRusso passed away in 2004.

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 "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 "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 "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? 

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?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Rutgers' Roy Hinson

October 27th, 2011
Roy Hinson ranks as one of Rutgers' all-time great scorersIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Rutgers great Roy Hinson. During his time at Rutgers Hinson eventually became one of the school's best scorers and shot blockers before moving on to play eight seasons in the NBA.

1982 Postseason NIT

Jon Teitel: You had a four-point win over Iona thanks to a 19-2 run to start the second half. What did Coach Tom Young tell you at halftime, and was the game pretty much over after that great run?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Texas Tech's Geoff Huston

October 16th, 2011
Geoff Huston also played for 5 NBA TeamsIn the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Texas Tech great Geoff Huston. After a four-year campaign in Lubbock Huston was drafted by the Knicks in 1979, and he went on to play for five teams in the NBA.

Jon Teitel: You grew up in NYC, which has produced more NBA players than any other city. What was the competition like in the Big Apple?

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Boston University's Gary Plummer

October 5th, 2011
Boston University great Gary PlummerIn his most recent installment in the "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer spent some time with former Boston University player Gary Plummer. During his time at BU, Plummer played under both Rick Pitino and John Kuester and also helped lead the Terriers to their first NCAA appearance in 24 years in 1983. Plummer now runs the N' Your Court AAU program, which has 16 teams, personal instruction and strength & conditioning programs.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Texas Tech's Rick Bullock

September 25th, 2011
Texas Tech great Rick Bullock

In the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Rick Bullock, one of the greatest players in Texas Tech history. Bullock ranks in the top three in four major categories: points, rebounds, blocked shots and field goal percentage. 

Jon Teitel: In 1972 you led your high school to the Texas state championship game before losing. How good a player were you back then, and how close did you come to winning the title?