My All Time Starting 5

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My All Time Starting 5

Post by mcaggie1 » August 9th, 2019, 11:51 am

Okay....so I am bored. I was looking at the picture of all of the talent on this years team, and thought how some of these guys would fit in my personal preferences for an Aggie all time starting 5.
Here is mine.
Queta
Wayne Estes
Marv Roberts
Nate Williams
Sam Merrill

Shalor Halimon was really tough not to put in there as was Jaycee Carroll, and I found it interesting that I have 2 players each from the same era, Roberts/Williams, and Queta/Merrill. I know Sam is not a pure point guard, but he is still my choice because I had to have Nate as SG.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by ChicAggie » August 9th, 2019, 12:15 pm

Tough to argue with that starting lineup, but also tough to agree that any "All Time Starting 5" without Jaycee makes sense. Remember, he was the MVP of the WAC tourney AS A FRESHMAN. Not only was he a great shooter and scorer, but one of the best rebounding 6'2" guards I've ever seen. I love Merrill, but Carroll had 25 win shares in his Aggie career. Merrill has 15.3 so far -- and would have to have the best season in Aggie history to pass Carroll.

One would also have to consider Greg Grant, Cornell Green, Oscar Williams, Shaler Halimon, Tai Wesley, Nate Harris, Spencer Nelson, and my personal favorites Vince Washington and Jay Goodman as potential contenders.


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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by treesap32 » August 9th, 2019, 2:31 pm

All-Time:

Nate Williams
Jaycee Carroll
Marvin Roberts
Wayne Estes
Neemias Queta

Honorable Mention: Greg Grant, Shaler Halimon, Tai Wesley, Sam Merrill, Cornell Green, Oscar Williams

In my lifetime:

Jaycee Carroll
Sam Merrill
Spencer Nelson
Tai Wesley
Neemias Queta

Honorable Mention: Nate Harris, Jay Goodman, Shawn Daniels, Eric Franson, Kendall Youngblood, Jalen Moore



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by Coloraggie » August 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm

I don't disagree so far but it is amazing to me after so many years of Aggie basketball that a center who has played for 1 year as a freshman makes the all-time team. I guess in my life we've had years without a true 5, we've had a few solid centers but no one outstanding. Power Forward is a different story.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by Intermeddler » August 9th, 2019, 3:48 pm

treesap32 wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 2:31 pm
All-Time:

Nate Williams
Jaycee Carroll
Marvin Roberts
Wayne Estes
Neemias Queta

Honorable Mention: Greg Grant, Shaler Halimon, Tai Wesley, Sam Merrill, Cornell Green, Oscar Williams

In my lifetime:

Jaycee Carroll
Sam Merrill
Spencer Nelson
Tai Wesley
Neemias Queta

Honorable Mention: Nate Harris, Jay Goodman, Shawn Daniels, Eric Franson, Kendall Youngblood, Jalen Moore
Solid list. Only omission I can think of is Marcus Saxon.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by letsbehonest » August 9th, 2019, 3:59 pm

Desmond deserves an honorable mention.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by sammyhagar » August 9th, 2019, 4:13 pm

can't argue with greatness....but I have been around, seen a few....one you may be forgetting...

Brian Jackson.... has to be mentioned. ( especially because he flipped the bird to BYU in the Marriott)

a lot has to do with who they played with and coached by in some respects....
awesome to day dream however.

insert your Tan Tueller comments elsewhere.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by utaggies » August 9th, 2019, 4:50 pm

And right there also for Honorable Mention are Dean Hunger and Mike Santos — oh, and Jimmy Moore.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by mcaggie1 » August 9th, 2019, 9:17 pm

utaggies wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:50 pm
And right there also for Honorable Mention are Dean Hunger and Mike Santos — oh, and Jimmy Moore.
....and Max Perry and Cornell Green



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by dyedblue » August 9th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Estes
Wesley
Youngblood
Carroll
Merrill

All but Estes are players I saw, thus they get the nod.

Queta played one year, he's on the path but not even close yet.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by alaskanaggie » August 9th, 2019, 10:07 pm

One person who should be on the honorable mention lists is Gary Wilkinson.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by NVAggie » August 9th, 2019, 10:39 pm

We have had a lot of good players who were also good people.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by troutputz » August 9th, 2019, 11:10 pm

Mine would be: Wayne Estes
Shaler Halimon
Nate Williams
Max Perry
Greg Grant

In my opinion, Shaler Halimon was the 2nd all time best player at USU just behind Estes. Shaler made the NBA, but it was a time period where big centers ruiled the game. Had he been into today’s NBA he would have been a Star. The guy could shoot with either hand and with opposing players draped all over him. I loved watching Shaler play.

I would put Nate Williams as the 3 rd best player to ever play at Utah State. He was built like a running back and could jump out of his shoes. He also went to the NBA and was very good. Played for 11 years I believe.

Greg Grant my cousin, was deceptively accurate with a soft left handed shot. His shooting percentages were just sky high, going against guys that were often 4 and 5 inches taller. He was a very deceptive shot blocker! He made the NBA also but just for a year or two. Had his wife not died of cancer at such a young age I think Greg would have been in the NBA for 10 years at least.

Max Perry I put as one of the Aggies best guard ever! I was very young when I saw him play, so I go on what my Pop and other former coaches said about him. He was an amazing outside shooter. He was an amazing passer and could break any press thrown at him. He was also a clutch player at key times in the game. He made everyone better that played with him. He was a lock down defender, always guarded opposing teams best guard!

Wayne Estes. We all know how good he was. Mr. Aggie of All time

Marv Roberts almost made my list but it was his defense that lacked?

JC was there also but defense hurt him to.
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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by Pacobag » August 10th, 2019, 7:38 am

troutputz wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Mine would be: Wayne Estes
Shaler Halimon
Nate Williams
Max Perry
Greg Grant

Marv Roberts almost made my list but it was his defense that lacked?

JC was there also but defense hurt him to.
No honorable mention for Tai Wesley? So much for your son’s friendship... ;)

Looks like a pretty solid list although I never saw any of them play.



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by Usu0505 » August 10th, 2019, 8:58 am

Saw Jaycee at the fair last night. Dude looks better than he did in college and it was way cool to see him back in Cache Valley visiting .

He would be on my starting 5. I’ll make Sam my PG if I must.


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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by GUS » August 10th, 2019, 7:02 pm

I think Jaycee bought some land around Mendon and lives there when not playing BB. I think he also has a cabin by Bear Lake.
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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by troutputz » August 10th, 2019, 11:33 pm

Pacobag, Tai was good and a friend of our family but not good enough for the all time 5!



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by tinplater » August 11th, 2019, 7:44 am

Those who didn't list Cornell Green among the five best Aggie players probably never saw him play. Two time All American (do we have another? ), extraordinary athlete, drafted by the Cowboys when most Aggies didn't even know he could play football...5 pro bowls.

Best Aggie football player to never play a down at USU!



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by Aggie4ever » August 11th, 2019, 8:35 am

Here’s mine.
Wayne Estes
Shaler Halimon
Cornel Green
JC Carrol
Nate Williams



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Re: My All Time Starting 5

Post by oleblu111 » August 11th, 2019, 8:38 am

My list would be

Troy Collier
Wayne Estes
Nate Williams
Cornell Green
Shaler Halimon



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