RANKING THE REBELS: Top 100


RANKING THE REBELS

The Las Vegas Review-Journal selected a panel of 25 voters to rank the top 100 players in UNLV basketball history. The panelists were provided with biographical information for 124 players. A first-place vote is worth 100 points. To reach a more accurate average, the highest and lowest vote for each player was deleted. The final rankings and vote totals (with first-place votes):

1. Larry Johnson (21) 2,295

2. Stacey Augmon (2) 2,253

3. Sidney Green 2,213

4. Armon "The Hammer" Gilliam 2,198

5. Eddie Owens 2,171

6. Reggie Theus (1) 2,159

7. Greg Anthony 2,158

8. Freddie Banks 2,121

9. J.R. Rider (1) 2,099

10. Elburt Miller 2,041

11. Anderson Hunt 2,036

12. Ricky Sobers 2,029

13. Glen Gondrezick 1,999

14. Robert Smith 1,990

15. Silas Stepp 1,911

16. Larry Anderson 1,840

17. Bob Florence 1,825

18. Wink Adams 1,789

19. Gerald Paddio 1,771

20. Lewis Brown 1,767

21. Richie Adams 1,766

22. Marcus Banks 1,750

23. "Sudden" Sam Smith 1,743

24. Jackie Robinson 1,716

25. Shawn Marion 1,707

26. Kaspars Kambala 1,703

27. Dalron Johnson 1,684

28. David Butler 1,677

29. Mark Wade 1,633

30. George Ackles 1,614

31. Anthony Jones 1,579

32. Tony Smith 1,544

33. Danny Tarkanian 1,489

34. Booker Washington 1,469

35. Tyrone Nesby 1,406

36. Jarvis Basnight 1,372

37. Jimmie Baker 1,362

38. Evric Gray 1,329

39. Mark Dickel 1,307

40. Reggie Manuel 1,304

41. Michael "Spiderman" Burns 1,297

42. Bernie Fumagalli 1,290

43. Odis Allison 1,286

44. Odartey Blankson 1,263

45. Louis Amundson 1,222

46. Kebu Stewart 1,209

47. Elmore Spencer 1,206

48. Keon Clark 1,199

49. Kevin Kruger 1,159

50. John Q. Trapp 1,151

51. Earl Evans 1,116

52. Jermaine "Sunshine" Smith 1,108

53. Larry Moffett 1,089

54. Bruce Chapman 1,057

55. Wendell White 1,028

56. Moses Scurry 964

57. Tre'Von Willis 957

58. Curtis Watson 868

59. Joel Anthony 859

60. Lou Kelly 843

61. Dexter Boney 799

62. Eldridge Hudson 790

63. Dedan Thomas 787

64. Curtis Terry 756

65. Cliff Findlay 745

66. Jerry Chandler 738

67. Warren Rosegreen 728

68. Ed Catchings 712

69. Michael Johnson 683

70. Frank "Spoon" James 642

71. Trevor Diggs 631

72. Don Lyons 620

73. Rene Rougeau 596

74. Jeff Collins 584

75. Clayton Johnson 580

76. Michael Umeh 573

77. Boyd Batts 552

78. Tom Watkins 550

79. Romel Beck 546

80. Flintie Ray Williams 527

81. Patrick Savoy 473

82. Gary Tapper 470

83. Tim Leonard 436

84. Eric Booker 412

85. Kevin Simmons 383

86. Jerel Blassingame 381

87. John Flowers 379

88. Gary Graham 376

89. Karl "Boobie" James 375

90. Jerry Baskerville 338

91. Joe Darger 336

92. Gaston Essengue 324

93. Travis Bice 318

94. Richard Box 308

95. Edwin "Greedy" Daniels 263

96. J.K. Edwards 250

97. Michael Loyd 227

98. Oscar Bellfield 199

99. Bob Moon 192

100. Jim Jansen 180

Ranking the Rebels voting panel

The following 25 voters ranked their top 100 players in UNLV basketball history:

Steve Addy, Review-Journal copy editor, former UNLV basketball beat writer for the Las Vegas Sun; Bob Blum, executive for the Las Vegas 51s Triple-A baseball team, radio voice for UNLV men's and women's basketball since the 1970s; Dick Calvert, UNLV basketball game announcer since 1971; Steve Carp, UNLV basketball beat writer for the Review-Journal from 1999 to 2006, former beat writer for the Las Vegas Sun; Dominic Clark, UNLV sports information director from 1971 to 1981; Dave Cokin, ESPN Radio host, professional handicapper in Las Vegas; Sean DeFrank, former Review-Journal copy editor, Vegas Seven magazine news editor; Tom Dye, former Review-Journal sports editor; Royce Feour, Review-Journal sports writer for 37 years (retired in 2004), member of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, graduated from Las Vegas High in 1957; Jim Gemma, media relations director for the Las Vegas 51s Triple-A baseball team, UNLV sports information assistant and director from 1990 to 2000; Ed Graney, Review-Journal sports columnist, former San Diego Union-Tribune sports writer; Andy Grossman, UNLV assistant athletic director for media relations/communications; Steve Guiremand, UNLV basketball beat writer and editor of Rebel Nation; Paul Gutierrez, Sacramento Bee sports writer, UNLV basketball beat writer for the Review-Journal in 1998-99; Joe Hawk, Review-Journal sports editor, UNLV basketball beat writer in 1982-83 and from 1988 to 1990, columnist from 1996 to 2005; Adam Hill, Review-Journal sports writer, UNLV basketball blogger; Ron Kantowski, Review-Journal sports columnist, former Las Vegas Sun columnist; Jerry Koloskie, UNLV senior associate athletic director, member of the athletic department since 1982; Allen Leiker, Review-Journal assistant sports editor; Don Logan, president/general manager of the Las Vegas 51s Triple-A baseball team; Bob Miller, Governor of Nevada from 1989 to 1999, graduated from Bishop Gorman High in 1963; Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star sports writer, UNLV basketball beat writer for the Review-Journal from 1990 to 1996; Marc Ratner, vice president of regulatory affairs with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, former executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, graduated from Las Vegas High in 1962; Brad Rothermel, UNLV athletic director from 1981 to 1990, member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame; Matt Youmans, UNLV basketball beat writer for the Review-Journal since 2006.

 

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