Dear Mr. Phillips:
My name is Brian Daly, Editor-in-chief of QHoops.net, a Quebec basketball web site based out of Montreal. Love your site
-- it's an absolutely essential resource. Hopefully you can someday get your hands on that list of top Canadian NCAA scorers
that we used to see posted on hoops.ca before it went offline.
Anyway, just wanted to throw my two cents in on the top 10 Canadian ballers in history.
TOP CANADIAN BALLERS IN HISTORY
1. Steve Nash, Suns/Mavericks/Suns
Two-time NBA All-Star and 2003 All-NBA Third Team. Nuff said.
Jamaal Magloire, Hornets
Top-5 NBA centre has improved every year since Grade 10. 16 points in 2004 NBA All-Star
3. Rick Fox, Celtics/Lakers
Not really a Canadian in my book, but played for national team, so I’ll
4. Todd McCulloch, Sixers/Nets/Sixers
Three-time NCAA field-goal champion. Started for Sixers and
5. Leo Rautins, Sixers
Best and most decorated Canadian in NCAA history by a mile, which makes lack
of NBA success less relevant.
6. Ernie Vandeweghe, Knicks
One of only five Canadians (With Fox, Nash, Magloire, Houbregs) to average double
figures in points in the NBA.
7. Bill Wennington, Mavs/Kings/Bulls
Solid career reserve and key member of
champion Chicago Bulls.
8. Bob Houbregs, Milwaukee/Baltimore/Boston/Fort Wayne/Detroit
scoring season in NBA, several other solid seasons.
9. Stewart Granger, Cleveland/Atlanta/New York
top Canadians in NCAA history, lasted three NBA seasons at toughest position -- point guard.
10. Rowan Barrett, Israel
performance for National Team in summer of 2003 tells you all you need to know about his talent and durability.
Wayne Yearwood, 6-7 forward, West Virginia
Best player ever to come up entirely in Quebec system.
NCAA star, overseas star for 15 years
Carl English, 6-5 guard, Hawaii/Charlotte Lowgators - NBDL
Juan Mendez are only Canadians I know of who averaged 20 ppg in NCAA D-I. Good but not great NBDL player, but gets my vote
because the league is stocked with former D-I stars.
Phil Dixon, 6-4 guard, Bathurst Heights/Utah.
high-schooler ever, and a solid D-I career. Too bad about his leg, or he’d be in the top-10.