ESPN Silver Anniversary Teams

Originally Published: January 24, 2004
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ACC Selections
Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 21)
Center: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
  • 3-time National Player of the Year; 3-time All-America.
  • Led the Cavaliers to their first Final Four.
  • Virginia's all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots.
    Forward: Christian Laettner, Duke
  • Led the Blue Devils to 4 consecutive Final Four appearances; won back-to-back national titles.
  • 1991 Final Four MVP; '92 National Player of Year.
    Forward: Len Bias, Maryland
  • 2-time ACC Player of the Year; 2-time All-America.
  • Led Maryland to its 1st ACC tournament title in 26 years.
    Guard: Michael Jordan, North Carolina
  • 1984 National Player of the Year; 2-time All-America
  • Hit the game-winning shot in the 1982 national championship game.
    Guard: Mark Price, Georgia Tech
  • 1st and only freshman to lead the ACC in scoring.
  • Four-time All-ACC; 3-time All-America.
  • Center
    Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (65.3%)
    Forward
    Grant Hill, Duke (54.3%)
    Forward
    Len Bias, Maryland (54.0%)
    Guard
    Michael Jordan, North Carolina (81.1%)
    Guard
    Mark Price, Georgia Tech (31.7%)
    OTHERS
    Guard: Bobby Hurley, Duke (30.8%)
    Center: Ralph Sampson, Virginia (27.8%)
    Guard: Jason Williams, Duke (26.0%)
    Forward: Antawn Jamison, North Carolina (25.0%)
    Forward: Shane Battier, Duke (15.1%)
    Guard: Johnny Dawkins, Duke (14.7%)
    Guard: Randolph Childress, Wake Forest (12.2%)
    Center: Brad Daugherty, North Carolina (6.1%)
    Forward: Danny Ferry, Duke (5.6%)
    Total votes: 89,682

    Vote For ACC Silver Anniversary Team

    The ACC Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Dick Vitale (ESPN), Mike Patrick (ESPN), Caulton Tudor (Raleigh News & Observer), Al Featherston (Durham Herald Sun), Gary McCann (Rock Hill Herald), Jerry Ratcliffe (Charlottesville Daily Progress) and Skeeter Francis.

    Atlantic Ten Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 24)
    Center: Marcus Camby, UMass
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • 1996 National Player of the year.
  • Led Massachusetts to the 1996 Final Four.
  • 1st team All-American as a junior.
  • UMass' all-time leader in blocked shots.
    Forward: Lou Roe, Massachusetts
  • Helped elevate Massachusetts to the national spotlight; averaged over 14 points and 8 rebounds a game over four seasons.
  • UMass' all-time leading rebounder.
  • 1995 All-American.
    Forward: David West, Xavier
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • First three-time Atlantic-10 Player of the Year.
  • Led A-10 in rebounding for four consecutive seasons.
  • Xavier's all-time leader in blocked shots and double-doubles.
  • 2003 National Player of the Year.
    Guard: Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's
  • Only active college player to be voted onto a Silver Anniversary team.
  • St. Joseph's all-time leader in assists.
  • Only player in A-10 history to lead the conference in assists in consecutive seasons.
  • Two-time, first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection.
    Guard: Mark Macon, Temple
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • 1988 National Freshman of the Year.
  • All-time leading scorer in Atlantic-10 history.
  • Only four-time All-Atlantic-10 performer.
  • Center
    Marcus Camby, UMass (92.6%)
    Forward
    Eddie Jones, Temple (65.1%)
    Forward
    David West, Xavier (56.2%)
    Guard
    Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's (56.5%)
    Guard
    Aaron McKie, Temple (46.5%)
    OTHERS
    Guard: Mark Macon, Temple (43.6%)
    Forward: Lionel Simmons, LaSalle (36.0%)
    Guard: Pepe Sanchez, Temple (25.4%)
    Forward: James Posey, Xavier (19.9%)
    Guard: Lynn Greer, Temple (19.6%)
    Forward: Lou Roe, Massachusetts (17.9%)
    Center: Marc Jackson, Temple (3.3%)
    Forward: Harper Williams, Massachusetts (2.4%)
    Guard: Howard Evans, Temple (2.4%)
    Center: Derrick Alston, Duquesne (2.2%)

    Total votes: 44,233

    Vote For Atlantic 10 Silver Anniversary Team

    The Atlantic 10 Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Mike Kern (Philadelphia Daily News), John Griffin (A-10 TV), Jim O'Connell (College Basketball Editor, Associated Press), Dick Weiss (New York Daily News), Bill Reynolds (Providence Journal-Bulletin), Ray Cella (A-10 Assistant Commissioner), Jim Satalin (A-10 Supervisor of officials).

    Big East Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 19)
    Center: Patrick Ewing, Georgetown
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Three-time All-American.
  • Led the Hoyas to three Final Fours and one national championship.
    Forward: Chris Mullin, St. John's
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Shot 55 percent and averaged nearly 20 points a game over his four-year career.
  • Led St. John's to its first Big East title in 1983.
  • Led St. John's to the '85 Final Four, its first Final Four in 33 years.
  • 1985 first-team All-American and National Player of the Year.
    Forward: Derrick Coleman, Syracuse
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Two-time All-American.
  • Led Orange to '87 title game
  • Syracuse's all-time leading rebounder; 2nd all-time in points scored.
    Guard: Dwayne Washington, Syracuse
  • Two-time All-American.
  • Left Syracuse as the school's all-time leader in assists.
    Guard: Ray Allen, Connecticut
  • Averaged 19 points and 6 rebounds in three years.
  • 1996 first-team All-American, Big East Player of the Year.
  • 1996 National Player of the Year.
  • Led UConn to second Big East tournament title.
  • Center
    Patrick Ewing, Georgetown (77.0%)
    Forward
    Derrick Coleman, Syracuse (55.8%)
    Forward
    Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse (52.1%)
    Guard
    Allen Iverson, Georgetown (60.0%)
    Guard
    Ray Allen, Connecticut (58.8%)
    OTHERS
    Forward: Chris Mullin, St. John's (50.8%)
    Guard: Sherman Douglas, Syracuse (27.2%)
    Guard: Dwayne Washington, Syracuse (26.9%)
    Guard: Richard Hamilton, Connecticut (17.5%)
    Forward: Billy Owens, Syracuse (15.8%)
    Forward: Donyell Marshall, Connecticut (14.3%)
    Center: Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown (13.7%)
    Forward: Troy Murphy, Notre Dame (7.8%)
    Guard: Troy Bell, Boston College (6.8%)
    Center: Dikembe Mutombo, Georgetown (3.5%)
    Total Votes: 59,264

    Vote For Big East Silver Anniversary Team

    The Big East Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Bill Raftery (ESPN), Dave Gavitt (Former Big East Commissioner), John Thompson (Former Georgetown head coach), Jim O'Connell (AP college basketball editor), Dick Weiss (New York Daily News), Bill Reynolds (Providence Journal-Bulletin), Tom Luicci (Newark Star-Ledger).

    Big 12 Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 19)
    Center: Steve Stipanovich, Missouri
  • Four-year starter for Missouri.
  • Graduated as the Tigers' all-time leader in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots; 1983 All-American.
    Forward: Danny Manning, Kansas
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Back-to-back, first-team All-American.
  • 1988 National Player of the Year.
  • Led KU to '88 national title.
  • Three-time Big 8 Player of the Year.
    Forward: Wayman Tisdale, Okalahoma
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Oklahoma's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
  • Only player in NCAA history to make consensus All-America as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
    Guard: Rolando Blackman, Kansas State
  • Two-time All-American.
  • Currently second on Kansas State's all-time scoring list.
  • Three-time first-team All-Big 8.
    Guard: T.J. Ford, Texas
  • Averaged 19 points and 6 rebounds in three years.
  • First freshman in NCAA history to lead the country in assists.
  • As a sophomore, guided Texas to school's first Final Four in over 50 years.
  • 2003 National Player of the Year.
  • Center
    Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma State (54.3%)
    Forward
    Marcus Fizer, Iowa State (33.6%)
    Forward
    Danny Manning, Kansas (67.0%)
    Guard
    Mitch Richmond, Kansas State (50.4%)
    Guard
    T.J. Ford, Texas (40.8%)
    OTHERS
    Guard: Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State (35.0%)
    Guard: Jacque Vaughn, Kansas (31.5%)
    Forward: Nick Collison, Kansas (31.5%)
    Forward: Raef LaFrentz, Kansas (22.1%)
    Center: Chris Mihm, Texas (20.6%)
    Guard: Rolando Blackman, Kansas State (19.8%)
    Forward: Jeff Grayer, Iowa State (15.9%)
    Guard: Darnell Valentine, Kansas (11.4%)
    Total Votes: 57,960

    Vote For Big 12 Silver Anniversary Team

    The Big 12 Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Ron Franklin (ESPN), Jon Sundvold (ESPN), Jim Haller, Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star), Steve Richardson (Dallas Morning News), Al Eschbach, Lee Barfknecht (Omaha World Herald).

    Big Ten Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 20)
    Center: Kevin McHale, Minnesota
  • Four-year double digit scorer.
  • Led Gophers to 1980 NIT title.
    Forward: Jimmy Jackson, Ohio State
  • Averaged nearly 20 points and 6 rebounds in 3 seasons.
  • Two-time, first-team All-American.
  • 1992 National Player of the Year.
    Forward: Glenn Robinson, Purdue
  • Averaged nearly 28 points a game and 10 rebounds in just two seasons with the Boilermakers.
  • Led the nation in scoring as a junior.
  • 1994 unanimous National Player of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year and first-team All-American.
    Guard: Steve Alford, Indiana
  • As a four-year starter, Alford led Indiana in scoring all four years.
  • As a senior, guided Indiana to the 1987 national championship; named Big Ten's MVP and first-team All-American for the second consecutive season.
  • Graduated as Indiana's all-time leader in points scored.
    Guard: Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State
  • Guided the Spartans to back-to-back Final Fours and the 2000 national title.
  • Three-time All-American; 2000 Final Four MVP.
  • Michigan State's all-time leader in assists.
  • Center
    Kevin McHale, Minnesota (68.0%)
    Forward
    Chris Webber, Michigan (55.5%)
    Forward
    Glenn Robinson, Purdue (47.1%)
    Guard
    Isiah Thomas, Indiana (77.1%)
    Guard
    Steve Alford, Indiana (40.9%)
    OTHERS
    Forward: Glen Rice, Michigan (32.7%)
    Forward: Calbert Cheaney, Indiana (23.1%)
    Guard: Michael Finley, Wisconsin (22.4%)
    Guard: Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State (20.8%)
    Center: Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue (20.5%)
    Guard: Steve Smith, Michigan State (18.8%)
    Forward: Jim Jackson, Ohio State (15.0%)
    Forward: Clark Kellogg, Ohio State (13.3%)
    Guard: Shawn Respert, Michigan State (9.5%)
    Center: Randy Breuer, Minnesota (3.9%)

    Total Votes: 69,903

    Vote For Big Ten Silver Anniversary Team

    The Big Ten Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Ron Franklin (ESPN), Jon Sundvold (ESPN), Jim Haller, Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star), Steve Richardson (Dallas Morning News), Al Eschbach, Lee Barfknecht (Omaha World Herald).

    Conference USA Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 21)
    Center: Akeem Olajuwon, Houston
  • Led Houston to three straight Final Fours.
  • Led nation in rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage as a senior.
  • 1984 NCAA Tournament MVP; '84 All-American.
    Forward: Clyde Drexler, Houston
  • 1983 All-American.
  • Co-founder of "Phi Slama Jama."
  • Helped lead Houston to back-to-back Final Fours.
    Forward: Mark Aguirre, DePaul
  • Averaged over 24 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game over three seasons.
  • Guided DePaul to the Final Four as a freshman.
  • DePaul's all-time leading scorer.
  • Two-time unanimous first-team All-American.
  • 1980 National Player of the Year.
    Guard: Anfernee Hardaway, Memphis State
  • Still holds Memphis' single-season scoring record.
  • Averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in only two years with the Tigers.
  • 1993 first-team All-American.
    Guard: Darrell Griffith, Louisville
  • Louisville's all-time leading scorer.
  • Two-time All-American.
  • While averaging nearly 23 points and 5 rebounds per game, "Dr. Dunkenstein" led Louisville to the 1980 national championship.
  • Center
    Akeem Olajuwon, Houston (46.4%)
    Forward
    Clyde Drexler, Houston (57.7%)
    Forward
    Keith Lee, Memphis (29.4%)
    Guard
    Anfernee Hardaway, Memphis (65.7%)
    Guard
    Darrell Griffith, Louisville (24.7%)
    OTHERS
    Forward: Mark Aguirre, DePaul (26.2%)
    Forward: Danny Fortson, Cincinnati (23.6%)
    Guard: Quentin Richardson, DePaul (22.4%)
    Guard: Milt Wagner, Louisville (18.3%)
    Guard: Steve Logan, Cincinnati (17.1%)
    Guard: Glenn Rivers, Marquette (17.1%)
    Center: Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati (15.2%)
    Forward: Clarence Weatherspoon, Southern Miss (14.6%)
    Center: Pervis Ellison, Louisville (13.0%)
    Forward: DeMarco Johnson, Charlotte (11.4%)

    Total Votes: 79,000

    Vote For C-USA Silver Anniversary Team

    The Conference-USA Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Rick Bozich (Louisville Courier-Journal/Basketball Times), Tim Doherty (Jackson Clarion-Ledger), Kenny Klein (Assistant Athletic Director, Louisville), Brian Teter (Assistant Athletic Director, Cincinnati), Jerry Wizig (Houston Chronicle), Dave Woloshin (WMC Radio, Memphis), Toni Ginnetti (Chicago Sun-Times).

    Mountain West Conference Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 20)
    Center: Michael Cage, San Diego State
  • Averaged nearly 17 points and 12 rebounds as a four-year starter.
  • Graduated as San Diego State's all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks, field goals made and games played.
    Forward: Larry Johnson, UNLV
  • In two years at UNLV, led the Rebels to back-to-back Final Fours, including the 1990 national championship.
  • Two-time, first-team All-American.
  • 1991 National Player of the Year.
    Forward: Keith Van Horn, Utah
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Two-time All-American.
  • Utah's all-time leading scorer.
  • A four-year starter, Van Horn averaged over 20 points and 8 rebounds a game.
  • Two-time unanimous first-team All-American.
  • 1990 National Player of the Year.
    Guard: Danny Ainge, BYU
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • 1981 National Player of the Year.
  • Set an NCAA record with 112 consecutive double-digit scoring games.
    Guard: Greg Anthony, UNLV
  • Point guard for one of the most explosive teams of any era.
  • Helped lead UNLV to back-to-back Final Fours, including the 1990 national championship.
  • UNLV's all-time leader in assists and steals.
  • Center
    Luc Longley, New Mexico (38.4%)
    Forward
    Larry Johnson, UNLV (65.2%)
    Forward
    Keith Van Horn, Utah (49.9%)
    Guard
    Andre Miller, Utah (56.1%)
    Guard
    Danny Ainge, BYU (52.4%)
    OTHERS
    Center: Michael Doleac, Utah (33.3%)
    Guard: Greg Anthony, UNLV (28.1%)
    Center: Michael Cage, San Diego State (18.8%)
    Guard: Fennis Dembo, Wyoming (18.6%)
    Forward: Kenny Thomas, New Mexico (17.9%)
    Forward: Stacey Augmon, UNLV (17.8%)
    Guard: Ruben Douglas, New Mexico (16.0%)
    Forward: Theo Ratliff, Wyoming (15.1%)
    Forward: Shawn Marion, UNLV (14.1%)
    Guard: Marcus Banks, UNLV (6.2%)

    Total Votes: 45,475

    Vote For MWC Silver Anniversary Team

    The Mountain West Conference Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Dick Harmon (Desert News), Ed Graney (San Diego Union Tribune), Steve Carp (Las Vegas Review Journal), Javan Hedlund (Mountain West Conference), Mike Sorenson (Salt Lake Tribune), Bob Carpenter (ESPN), Jimmy Dykes (ESPN).

    SEC Selections
    Official Team ESPN.com Voting (as of Jan. 20)
    Center: Shaquille O'Neal, LSU
  • Unanimous Silver Anniversary Team selection.
  • Two-time All-American; '91 National Player of the Year.
  • Led the nation in rebounds in 1991 and blocked shots in 1992.
    Forward: Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky
  • Averaged over 18 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game in three seasons.
  • Led Kentucky to the 1993 Final Four.
  • 1993 first-team All-American.
  • 1993 SEC Player of the Year.
    Forward: Chuck Person, Auburn
  • Led the Tigers in scoring for three straight seasons.
  • Auburn's all-time leader in points scored and field goals made.
  • 1986 All-American.
    Guard: Chris Jackson, LSU
  • Scored 40 or more points five times as a freshman.
  • Set the NCAA freshman record for points scored in a season.
  • Two-time All-American.
    Guard: Allan Houston, Tennessee
  • Tennessee's all-time leading scorer.
  • Connected on nearly 43 percent of 3-point attempts; averaged nearly 22 points a game as a four-year starter.
  • Center
    Shaquille O'Neal, LSU (62.6%)
    Forward
    Charles Barkley, Auburn (51.1%)
    Forward
    Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky (38.2%)
    Guard
    Todd Day, Arkansas (38.2%)
    Guard
    Allan Houston, Tennessee (45.2%)
    OTHERS
    Forward: Dominique Wilkins, Georgia (37.9%)
    Guard: Chris Jackson, LSU (36.8%)
    Forward: Corliss Williamson, Arkansas (33.1%)
    Guard: Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky (30.3%)
    Guard: Kyle Macy, Kentucky (19.0%)
    Forward: Kenny Walker, Kentucky (14.9%)
    Center: Sam Bowie, Kentucky (14.4%)
    Guard: Vern Fleming, Georgia (7.2%)
    Forward: Chuck Person, Auburn (4.7%)
    Center: Will Perdue, Vanderbilt (3.3%)

    Total Votes: 68,661

    Vote For SEC Silver Anniversary Team

    The SEC Silver Anniversary Team was selected by a blue-ribbon panel composed of: Jerry Tipton (Lexington Herald-Ledger), Mark Wiedmer (Chattanooga Times Free Press), Ron Higgins (Memphis Commercial Appeal), Kevin Scarbinsky (Birmingham News), Chris Dortch (Editor, Blue Ribbon Yearbooks), C.M. Newton (SEC Men's Hoops Consultant), Larry Conley (ESPN).

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