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Here is the starting selection for the Top 100 Canadian male basketball
players of all time followed by my Top 5 teams.
Names are in alphabetical order. Goal is to get to at
least 300 names and then select down to the Top 100. Any suggestions, comments for additions e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or use message box at bottom of page.
The Quest for 300 has been reached!
* denotes selection by you the reader
Of the above list, 17 have played in the National Basketball association,
one in the American Basketball Association and an additional 16 had been drafted in the NBA but didn't played. One member
is also in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Mass.
The Canadian content for players is that they were born in Canada
or have played a significant portion of their career here. Example Brian Heaney was not born here but played university here.
Bob Houbergs was born here but grew up and played in the USA. Do not have such players as current Philadelphia 76er's Samuel
Dalembert came to Canada from Haiti when he was 14 and really only played two years of organized basketball here before relocating
to the U.S. of A and he has never taken out Canadian citzenship. Former L.A. Laker's guard Michael Penberthy once talked about
becoming a Canadian citizen as the California natives mother is from London Ontario.
- Jammal Magloire (Charlotte/New Orleans 00-01 to present; Selected by Charlotte, 2000 NBA Draft, 19th pick NBA All Star Game
F - Bob Houbregs (Naismith Hall of Fame member.. Milwaukee and Baltimore 53-54 Baltimore-Boston-Fort Wayne 54-55;
Fort Wayne/Detroit 55-56 to 57-58; Selected by Milwaukee, 1953 NBA Draft first Canadian as such. Born in Canada but left at
an early age)
F - Rick Fox (Boston 91-92 to 96-97; LA Lakers 97-98 to present; Selected by Boston, 1991 NBA Draft, 24th
pick NBA title
G - Leo Rautins (Philadelphia 83-84 Atlanta 84-85 Selected by Philadelphia, 1983 NBA Draft, 17th pick. Recognized
as first Canadian to be picked 1st round although in fact Houbregs was)
G - Steve Nash (Phoenix 96-97 and 97-98; Dallas
98-99 to present; Selected by Phoenix, 1996 NBA Draft, 15th pick NBA All-Star
Todd MacCulloch (Philadelphia 99-00 and 00-01; New Jersey 01-02; Philadelphia 02-03 to present Selected by Philadelphia, 1999
NBA Draft, 47th pick
F-Bill Wennington (Dallas 85-86 to 89-90; Sacramento 90-9199-00; Chicago 93-94 to 98-99 Selected by
Dallas, 1985 NBA F- Bobby Croft (Boston, 1970 NBA Draft, 123rd pick played in the ABA)
G- Stewart Granger (Cleveland 83-84;
Atlanta 84-85 New York 86-87; Selected by Cleveland, 1983 NBA Draft, 24th pick
G- Eli Pasquale (Seattle, 1984 NBA Draft,
- Mike Smrek (Chicago 85-86; LA Lakers 86-87 to 87-88; San Antonio 88-89; Golden State 89-90; Golden State, Clippers 90-91;
Golden State 91-92; Selected by Portland, 1985 NBA Draft, 25th pick
F * - Lars Hansen (Seattle 78-79; Selected by Chicago,
1976 NBA Draft, 37th pick
F- Gerald Kazanowksi (Utah, 1983 NBA Draft, 146th pick)
G- Jay Triano (LA Lakers, 1981 NBA
Draft, 179th pick
G- Norm Baker (NBA cup of coffee Canuck player of half century 1900-50)
- Jim Zoet (NBA cup of coffee)
F - Michael Meeks
F- William Njoku (Indiana, 1994 NBA Draft, 41st pick
G- Gino Sovran
G- Mickey Fox (Detroit, 1975 NBA Draft, 169th pick)
Ron Crevier (Golden State, Detroit 85-86; Selected by Chicago, 1983 NBA Draft, 75th pick
F - Greg Wiltjer (Chicago, 1984
NBA Draft, 43rd pick)
F - Mike Brkovich (NBA draft 81) Phil Tollestrup (see Guest Book note from reader that moved Tim
into Top 5 list)
G - Ernie Vandeweghe ()New York 49-50 to 53-54 and 55-56; Selected by New York, 1949 NBA Draft
Karl Tillmen (Denver, 1984 NBA Draft, 79th pick
*** Check out Dave Wells with his picks for the Top 5 teams plus 3 subs
Check out Brian Daly, Editor-in-chief of QHoops.net, a Quebec basketball web site based out of Montreal, with his Top 10 of all time!
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|Bekkering in Top 100?
Your Suggestions for the Top 100
Coach Steve Konchalski: Here are some players that probably should be on
the comprehensive list Cory Hallas, Rob Wilson, Ken Larson, Trevor Williams, Ross Wedlake and Fred Perry. Billy Robinson belongs on one of the top 2-3 all-time teams he
was one of the greatest players to ever play for Canada in my time.
Diana: "I just saw a game in Brantford in the new OPBA league, and at 34
Martin Keane is a force to be reckoned with."
Carrie "Peter Guarasci is from my hometown of
Niagara Falls. He has been on our national team for many years and has also played professionally in Europe. He would be a
good selection for the Top 100."
Dave Wells: "I saw Ron Thorsen (in my mind a
slashy 6'3" guard) play for UBC when I was a kid and was so impressed! I don't really know how good he was (because at that
age I didn't have much to compare him to), but he must have been reasonable. I know he was drafted by the NBA in a supplemental
draft around 1972/73 but haven't been able to find it on-line. As for additional players, I'm not sure if he's top-100, but
Tim Tollestrup was a significant national team starter too
Also read in Guest Book, Dave's valued opinion on the rating or non rating of Phil Tollestrup not making the Top
Five Canadian Teams. Dave is longtime freelance writer from the Lethbridge area and a current director of Basketball Alberta.
If my memory serves me right, I also corresponded with him in early 80s' when Alberta Dusters (CBA) were around.
Kyle Jessome: "Here is a centre, forward and guard for your Top 100 list.
Byron Tokarchuk (U of Saskatchewan), J.D. Jackson (U.B.C.) and Richard Bohne (Calgary). All three were university all-stars and the best players in the country."
Brandon: "Hands down Henry Bekkering (now at
Eastern Washington) will be in the Top 5 (Canadians) in a few years. over. This white boy can dunk just as good as Vince Carter.
Check out these sick dunks. Check it out."
Frank: "Ryan Serravalle - Captain of the 2002
Holy Cross Crusaders, (Worcester,MA) NCAA Division I, that won back to back Patriot League Championships, and nearly upsetting
the no. 1 seed Kansas and Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He was the 36th player in Patriot League History
to record over 1,000 career points, ranking 26th all time in Holy Cross History. 3rd all time in three point field goals made.
Provincial gold medalist under 18. Played professional basketball in both Division One Poland and A2 in Italy. Will currently
be playing in the OPBA league as well, and in Europe next season.
Black Bill Walton: "How come Phil Dixon is not
up there? He was an outstanding player at Bathurst Heights and at Utah playing 4 years for Rick Majerus."
Leonard S: "Hard job coming up with the 100 best wish you luck. A great
addition is Peter Savich CIAU player of the year 1984-5 from Waterloo."
Editors Note: Thanks to John
Grasso of Guilford New York who sent me an amazing historical persepective of the Canadian Olympian
teams over the years and added many members, too many to mention, to the Top 100 list. For the past few years he has
been working on the daunting task of gathering info on each and every team - not only Canada but all men's and ladies hoop
teams - that have competed in the Olympics! If you have any scores, player stats for Canada for the 1936, 1948, 1956
and 1960 Olympics sent them to me and I will forward..
AK$ - I know i havent seen a lot of these fellas play....but what about some consideration for Pete
Morris out in BC. He played at St FX i think and had a few NBA looks. The dude must be like 80 now (kidding) and still
Aquemini: How about Joey Vickery? Played at
Brandon and could flat-out stroke it......also played on the national team for many years. You gotta get Henry Bekkering off
there too. Guy didn't even play last year...maybe wait on the end of his career to decide that one
Minute Maid: Pasha Bains:CIS Player of the Year.
Greatest high school career in BC ever and played at Clemson. Olu Famutimi moved from Ontario but
moved down to Michigan to play high school basketball and was a McDonalds All American. Pasha for sure deserves to be on the
list, but Olu is arguable
John Sutherland: I don't know the exact year but Ritchie Spears was
drafted back in the early sixties. I think Steve Konchalski may have been drafted as well. Richie Spears, Brian Heaney, and
Steve Konchalski all played for Acadia around that period and I have seen all of them playing.
Although they've been fixtures on the Canadian basketball scene for many years, both Heaney and Konchalski are Americans originally
from New York state. Brian was from Far Rockaway Beach and I can't remember Steve's hometown. Richie is Canadian from New
Waterford, NS. Other possibilities somewhere on or just below your top 100 list would be John Cassidy
from Ottawa (played at St. Mary's and Dalhousie) who was on the Canadian national team for quite a while and Warren
Sutton (Acadia I
believe) from Montreal. James Gillingham and Jerome
Robinson (Bradley), Romuald Augustin (Providence/Bryant), Velimir Radinovic
(Ohio State), Juan Mendez (Niagara), Jesse Young from Peterborough (George
Mason). and Jon Kijonek (Iona) should be considered as well. There are a number of current NCAA
D1 players who are likely to make the list in the future.
Editor's Note: To date have found no data
that Ritchie Spears ws drafted in the NBA? Of the 19-20 rounds in 1966 there is no mention of Spears being selected and the
St. Louis Hawks had no record. Still searching - no mention in drafts from 1960 - 1968 - as it may have been a supplemental
or territorial draft aside from the regular draft. If was selected would like to make correction to add to my work for NBA Canada website pertaining to the history of Canadians drafted or who have played
in the NBA.
Da Doc: What about players who played overseas? Deon
George was an honourable mention All-American while at St-Francis(NY) averaging 18pt 10reb a game his last 2 years.
He plays in Switzerland now. Jimmy Maniatis and Angelo Vourtzoumis were
are arguably the best players MTL ever produced. Both were highly recruited (ACC,Big East,Sec,etc.) yet decided to play pro
ball in Greece.
Shawn 15: JJ Brade was also sick from Quebec
he was almost a McDonald's All American and at the time him and Steve Nash were the best players coming out of Canada and
he signed with the bigger school in George Washington they play in the a 10
Warren Poncsak: Here are some candidates: Johnny Carson
and Jude Kelly, Brandon 80's; Gene Rizak; Glen Nelson, U of R (leads
Chris Biegler in all categories!); Kevin Gilroy, U of R.
Editor's Note: Carson, a great player,
was an American import for Brandon.
Dale Mitchell: Let me give a vote for "Double D" David Daniels (already on the list). He went to High School in Redmond Oregon, was
a star player for Colorado College and was a late cut cut from the Denver Nuggets. He went from there to be the starting point
guard for Athletes in Action for 9 years. He is a kick to watch as he will regularly strip the opponent point guard
4 or 5 times a game. I watched him school a young Luke Ridenour at Oregon for 22 and then bust a 3 to win the game. He
has been on the Canadian National team several times and had the time of his life playing for Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
This 5'9" burner has played in every corner of the world and has some great stories of seeing the change that happens when
we put God first in our lives."
Lefteris: "Hello, 2 good choices with FIBA WC participation are George
Papadakos and Tom Kappos. Just curious who proposed Vourtzoumis or Maniatis? The above 2
Canadian-Greekshave far better career, even without counting Greek ball experience."
Mike Milne Head Coach University of Western Ontario Women's Basketball: "John Stiefalmeyer is arguable one of the greatest CIS players ever. Player of the Year, National Champion,
OFSAA gold medallist. Only a serious knee injury prevented a great national team/professional career."
Ibrahim: I've also gotta give
props to Jason "J.J." Brade. He was 6-4, athletic, and was a natural scoring guard, not a forward.
He also played back in the glory days of West Island basketball, when we were running things even more than Sun Youth for
I wish there was more coverage of ball back then, so guys like J could have gotten the props they deserved. Hey,
check out QHoops.net in the next few weeks for Greatest Quebec 'Ballers of All Time!
Paul Eberhardt: I believe you should add Brent Watson
to your top 100 list. He was the two time MVP of the BC 'AAA' High School Championships in 1961 and 1962, with his team winning
it all in 1961. He went on to star at Washington State for three years. He is easily one of the best players ever to come
out of BC.
Shawna Gaborieau: I am very surprised and somewhat disappointed that
you have left these two gentlemen - Dan Becker and Ken Opalko - off
your list. Their contributions to the community alone should qualify them. Both of these gentlemen played for
the national team (in Olympic years) as well as developmental years. Dan Becker played his first year at St. Joseph's
University before transferring to Colorado to finish off a stellar career. He attended several training camps most notably
with the Denver Nuggets and the Indiana Pacers. He played overseas for many years and was a league all-star every year.
He also played in the Maccabbi games in Israel. He is currently coaching at U of M for Rick Suffield who is on sabbaticcal.
Dan was the choreographer and casting director for A Season On The Brink: The Bobby Knight Story. Ken Opalko, well is
only the leading scorer in the history of Canadian University basketball--BEFORE A THREE POINT LINE !!! Many observers
of the game say (including the late Carl Ridd) that if there had been a three point line Opalko's total would have been much
more than it currently is, about 3500 points. Opalko turned down countless offers to play in Europe. He remains
here in the community teaching at MBCI. His son Matthew currently wears a Wesmen uniform as Ken did also. Please
consider these two players to be added to your list. I assure you that they are more deserving of such an honor than
the likes of Mustafa Cetin and others who perhaps have not yet earned their place here. Thank you for your time."
Editor's Note: The editor
played on the same high school team as Ken Opalko for three years in high school starting at the forward opposite him
when DMCI won the provincial title.
Red Sox: Consideration has to be given to David Zanatta
from Sault Ste. Marie. He played at Lakehead for 3 years I believe and is third on their all time scoring list.
(Before a three point line) Saw him play a number of times in S. Ont. Twice Jack Donahue was there looking at
him. I think if he had been a better acadamic he would of gone a long way nationally. This was at the same time
as Eli Pasquale. Saw them both, think Zanatta was better in the games I saw.
Taffe Charles: You should have Brian Leonard
on the list of the top 300. Carleton University and Simon Frasor and played with Student National Team is FISU games
Gerry Hug: How bout.Gary Edgers-won a national
championship for mal. Battled Steve Nash in high school and always got the best of him. If anyone asked Steve Nash who
Gary Edgers was he would tell you! Gene Wolff-simply the best all native basketball player right
now present. Dont know one person that can stop him whos native and also non-native. Willis
Parnell-won a national championship at U Vic. I'm saying these native basketball players because I dont see them on
on your list. these few players here have accomplished a lot in there day."
Editor's Note: Editor spend this year
coaching three days a week on a reserve in Northern Alberta and also travels to various reserves in the north to coach hoops.
Also read this story on North America's first all First Nations pro basketball team ready to play in ABA.
Scott Walton: With some of the names on the list, I can't help to think
that Derek Welsh (Pitt Meadows, SFU) should be on there. BC high school MVP and at one point
SFU all time assists leader. Also, Aaron Mitchell(Terry Fox, Langara, Brandon) should be
on there as well. Part of a dynasty at Fox and put up huge numbers at Langara.
L. Cahill: Just came across your site and your Top 100. I'd like to suggest a couple of outstanding players for consideration. Val Pozzan was the premier guard in Ontario College with
George Brown in the '70's and Wayne Allison as a Hall of Famer at Wooster, Ohio and the University
Coach: How about John Ryan and Dave Nutbrown for your list. Ryan
played at UCCB for five years. Was an All-Canadian for at least three of those five. Made two trips to CIS Nationals. Played
with many of the players on your list in our national program. Captain of the junior men's program. One of the best HS players
the maritimes has ever seen. Held his own with anybody in Canada. Nutbrown tore up the Maritimes way back in the late 60's
and early 70's. Many people say he was one of the all time greats. Good enough to be asked to tryout with the Knicks back
when they were making their championship runs in the early 70's
Rick Hunger - 6'10" big man from Montreal. Played at Providence College, sevral years on the
national team and pro ball in Europe.
Bobby Miller - 5'11" guard from Montreal, MVP for
3 years at New Hampshire College (NCAA Div.2), played 1 year of pro ball in Lebanon
Glenn Campbell: Tom Cholock of Carleton 78-79 was the finest big
man I have ever seen at the college level. His stats over the two years he played
proved this. Six-foot eight of jump shooting
smoothness and a ferocious rebounder, he averaged close to thirty points per game his freshman year in the CIAU! Tom
lost his dream of becoming a member of the RCMP because of colour blindness and quit school.What a shame for all basketball
of the CIAU.
Mark Wacyk: Rocky and Cordell Llewellyn from Toronto George Harvey in the 1980's. Rocky
Lu played 4 years at St. Bonaventure and Bobby Lu played at 3 U.S. schools including Wake Forest.
|Captain Canada to the Hoop
|Steve Nash leads Canuck All Star NBA Parade
Canadians in the
(Story courtesy NBA Canada. List compiled by Curtis J. Phillips)
Seventeen Canadian basketball players have laced
up their sneakers to play in the NBA, including four individuals who are part of the league's 2003-04 season.
Forward Rick Fox has won three NBA Championship rings (2000, 2001 and 2002) as a member of the Los
Angeles Lakers. Fox, who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft, averaged nine points
and 4.3 rebounds per game in 2002-03. Born in Toronto, ON, Fox played with the Celtics for six seasons before joining the
Lakers as a free agent in 1997.
In 2002, after one season with the New Jersey Nets,
centre Todd MacCulloch of Winnipeg, MB returned to the team that selected him in the second round of the
1999 NBA Draft: the Philadelphia 76ers. MacCulloch, who was placed on the injured list in February 2003 with left and right
foot neuropathy, also has undergone treatment for symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth. In 42 games in 2002-03, he averaged 7.1
points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
In 2002-03, Jamaal Magloire started a career high 82 games
for the Hornets.
Toronto native and New Orleans Hornets centre Jamaal Magloire established a number of career highs in his third NBA season, recording 10.3 points
and 8.8 rebounds per game. Selected by the Hornets as the 19th overall pick in the NBA Draft 2000, Magloire finished his career
at the University of Kentucky as the school's all-time leader with 268 blocked shots.
Victoria, BC native and Dallas Mavericks guard Steve Nash notched 17.7 points and 7.3 assists per game in 2002-03. The two-time NBA All-Star
was drafted by Phoenix as the 15th pick overall in the 1996 NBA Draft and spent two seasons with the Suns before being traded
to the Mavs in June 1998. In addition to his professional play, Nash is a key member of Canada's senior men's national basketball
Former NBA players Brian Heaney and Leo Rautins remain
involved in the game as basketball analysts on NBA telecasts, while Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Jay Triano is the head coach of Canada's senior men's national basketball team and an assistant
coach with the Toronto Raptors.
The following Canadians have played in the NBA
(current players in bold):
||Golden State, Detroit 85-86|
Selected by Chicago, 1983 NBA Draft,
||Boston 91-92 to 96-97|
LA Lakers 97-98 to present
Boston, 1991 NBA Draft, 24th pick
New York 86-87
Cleveland, 1983 NBA Draft, 24th pick
Selected by Chicago, 1976 NBA Draft, 37th pick
Selected by Baltimore, 1969 NBA Draft, 215th pick
||Milwaukee and Baltimore 53-54|
Baltimore-Boston-Fort Wayne 54-55
Wayne/Detroit 55-56 to 57-58
Selected by Milwaukee, 1953 NBA Draft
||Philadelphia 99-00 and 00-01|
New Jersey 01-02
Selected by Philadelphia, 1999 NBA Draft, 47th pick
||Charlotte/New Orleans 00-01 to present|
Selected by Charlotte, 2000
NBA Draft, 19th pick
||Phoenix 96-97 and 97-98|
Dallas 98-99 to present
Phoenix, 1996 NBA Draft, 15th pick
Selected by Philadelphia, 1983
NBA Draft, 17th pick
LA Lakers 86-87 to 87-88
San Antonio 88-89
Golden State, Clippers 90-91
Golden State 91-92
Selected by Portland, 1985 NBA Draft, 25th pick
||New York 49-50 to 53-54 and 55-56|
Selected by New York, 1949 NBA
||Dallas 85-86 to 89-90|
Sacramento 90-91 and 99-00
Selected by Dallas, 1985 NBA Draft, 16th pick
Additional Canadians drafted by NBA teams:
Milwaukee, 1981 NBA Draft, 181st
Detroit, 1982 NBA Draft, 214th
Boston, 1970 NBA Draft, 123rd
Detroit, 1975 NBA Draft, 169th
Portland, 1979 NBA Draft, 56th
Utah, 1983 NBA Draft, 146th
Chicago, 1985 NBA Draft, 125th
Portland, 1980 NBA Draft, 125th
Washington, 1986 Draft, 82nd
Indiana, 1994 NBA Draft, 41st
Seattle, 1984 NBA Draft, 106th
Buffalo, 1975 NBA Draft, 158th
New York, 1983 NBA Draft 128th pick
Denver, 1984 NBA Draft, 79th
Buffalo 1973 NBA Draft 211th
LA Lakers, 1981 NBA Draft, 179th
Chicago, 1984 NBA Draft, 43rd
* Some players may be added to above list. For example current
Philadelphia 76er's Samuel Dalembert came to Canada from Haiti when he was 14 and really only played two years of organized
basketball here before relocating to the U.S. of A and he has never taken out Canadian
citzenship. Former L.A. Laker's guard Michael Penberthy once talked about becoming a Canadian citizen as the California
natives mother is from London Ontario.
Norman Henry Baker (Norm)Position: G
6' 0'' Weight: 180
Born: 2/17/1923, Canada
College: none, McGill?
Henry Arcado Biasatti (Hank)Position: G
5' 11'' Weight: 175
Born: 1/14/1922, in Beano, ItalyDied: 1/1/1996
Ronald Joseph Oscar Camille Crevier (Ron)Position:
Height: 7' 0'' Weight: 235
Born: 4/14/1958, in Montreal, QU,
School: Dawson, in Montreal, QU
College: Boston College
Ulrich Alexander Fox (Rick)Position: F
6' 7'' Weight: 230
Born: 7/24/1969, in Toronto, ON
High School: Warsaw
Community, in Warsaw, IN
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 1991, 1st round (24th overall)
Stewart Francis GrangerPosition: G
6' 3'' Weight: 190
Born: 10/27/1961, in Montreal, QU
Nazareth Regional, in Brooklyn, NY
Drafted: 1983, 1st round (24th
Lars HansenPosition: C
6' 10'' Weight: 225
Born: 9/14/1954, in Copenhagen, Denmark
Brian Patrick HeaneyPosition: G
6' 2'' Weight: 180
High School: Ethel Knight, in
Robert J. Houbregs (Bob, Houby)Position: C
6' 7'' Weight: 210
Born: 3/12/1932, in Vancouver, BC
Queen Anne, in Seattle, WA
Drafted: 1953, 1st round (3rd overall)
Todd Carlyle MacCullochPosition: C
7' 0'' Weight: 280
Born: 1/27/1976, in Winnipeg, MAN
Shaftesbury, in Winnipeg MAN CAN
Jamal Dane MagloirePosition: C
6' 11'' Weight: 259
Born: 5/21/1978, in Toronto
High School: Eastern
School of Commerce, in Toronto
Drafted: 2000, 1st round (19th overall)
Stephen John Nash (Steve)Position: G
6' 3'' Weight: 195
Born: 2/7/1974, in Johannesburg, South Africa
St. Michael's, in Victoria BC CAN
College: Santa Clara
Drafted: 1996, 1st round (15th
Leo R. RautinsPosition: F
6' 8'' Weight: 215
Born: 3/20/1960, in Toronto, ON
High School: St.
Michael's, in Toronto CAN, ON
College: Syracuse, Minnesota
Drafted: 1983, 1st round
Michael Frank Smrek (Mike)Position: C
7' 0'' Weight: 250
Born: 8/31/1962, in Welland, ON
High School: Eastdale,
in Port Robinson, ON
Gino SovranPosition: F
6' 2'' Weight: 175
Born: 12/17/1924, in Windsor, ON
Ernest Maurice Vandeweghe (Ernie, Doc)Position:
Height: 6' 3'' Weight: 195
Born: 9/12/1928, in Montreal, QU
School: Oceanside, in Oceanside, NY
College: Colgate, Columbia Med. School (grad)
William Percey Wennington (Bill)Position: C
7' 0'' Weight: 245
Born: 12/26/1963, in Montreal, QU
Long Island Lutheran, in Brookville, NY
College: St. John's (NY)
Drafted: 1985, 1st
round (16th overall)
Jim ZoetPosition: C
Height: 7' 1''
Born: 12/20/1953, in Uxbridge, ON
High School: Port Perry,
in Port Perry, CAN, ON
College: Kent State