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New Rock Chalk Roundball Classic 3-point contest aims to crown KU’s all-time

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4 weeks 17 hours ago #25720 by gorillahawk
New Rock Chalk Roundball Classic 3-point contest aims to crown KU’s all-time 3-point king

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4 weeks 3 hours ago #25721 by CorpusJayhawk
Well done Mr. Hanni. What a great spectacle for KU fans. Great Jayhawks all, but I find myself, for some reason, rooting for Mr. Thomas.

Mario had “The Shot” and was a key to our last national championship and will forever be beloved.

Brandon was the defensive stopper and the jack of all trades that seemed to always deliver (except that missed three from the corner over Acey Law of Texas A&M) and was a key part of the national championship team and will be forever loved.

Boschee was the pure 3-point shooter with the super quick release and will be forever loved.

Hinrich, one of my favorite players, Mr. Hustle, shot almost 50% from 3 one year and was a few errant free throws (not by him) away from leading us to a national championship and will be forever loved.

Terry Brown (downtown Terry Brown) was a 6th man most of his career and was Ku’s version of the Microwave and will be forEver loved

Tyrell Reed was that kid that would not take no for and answer and went from walk-on to key contributor and one of the hardest workers in KU lore and will be forever loved.

Devonte’, my wife’s fave, was lightly recruited and worked his way to 1st team AA, and always a fan favorite will be forever loved.

Svi, who came with hype and seemed to never quite live up to it until he did his senior year and hit “The Shot” against Duke that got us to the final four and will be forever loved.

Sherron, one of the top scorers in KU history and made some key plays in the run for the National a championship as a freshman and had one of the great careers at KU and will be forever loved.

Then there is Billy Thomas. Billy was a troubled youth with a tough life story that came to KU was a work in progress. He is generally known as a 3-point specialist but in actuality, Billy was a first-rate defensive player and a consummate team player and teammate. He worked his way into a stellar career and has always had the rep of being a nice and humble person and will be forever loved.

I love ‘em all and hope they all hit every shot. I will enjoy this no matter who wins, but having read that list, I realized that for some reason, Billy Thomas has always found a special place in my heart.

There are a couple players that seem to be missing. McLemore is obviously in the bubble with the Houston Rockets. But what about Malik Newman. That overtime against Duke all by itself qualifies him. And Selden was never a great 3-pointer but more than decent. Brannan Greene and LaGerald Vick are not invited for obvious reasons. Ditto Connor Frankcamp and J.R. Giddens. It would be fun to have Connor Teahan involved and possibly some current flavor with Christian Braun. Jeremy Case never made it up the bench was was always known as a great shooter. 2 final possibilities are Luke Axtell and Ryan Robertson.

On another note, wouldn’t it be fun to take some for the great bigs over the last 30 years and have them have a 3-point contest.

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3 weeks 5 days ago #25722 by porthawk
I totally agree with you about Billy Thomas, Corpus. As one of the great shooters, you always felt like it was going in upon his release. His his overall form and motion was a thing of beauty. I can think of him heading to the corner ahead on the fast break, receiving the pass facing toward the backcourt and then that quick square-up to the basket, ball raising up to get that high release point,and then that quick flick of the wrist to get the shot off. Ray Allen just came to mind as a comparison for the overall motion and fluidity of the shot.
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3 weeks 3 days ago - 3 weeks 3 days ago #25725 by HawkErrant
For myself, I would like to see a guy who never made a three pointer in his stellar KU career participate.

1986, Kemper Arena, against MSU, Anna & I are in the crowd, we somehow hear over the roar “No, Ronnie, NO!” immediately followed by “Nice shot, Ronnie!”

#44 Special K scored his number on more than one occasion that season.

If there had been a 3pt shot in his years at KU, I’m sure Ron Kellogg would be heralded as one of KU’s greatest 3 shooter.

Wouldn’t mind seeing his teammate Calvin “Pony” Thompson involved as well...

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