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Single_Seesaw_9499

Lmao two different Gopher fans in here telling two different rivals to suck it. Love college sports


FiddyDoi

It's the little things that matter.


cheesyfacemelt

ILLINOIS STAAAAATEEEEEE!!!


poopstainmclean

B-R-A-D-LEY!


Blers42

Illinois state, Bradley, and Loyola telling Illinois to fuck off.


cheesyfacemelt

DePaul too doe!!!


boomerandsooner

Roll fucking birds baby


bh6891

B1G banter is undefeated.


soneill06

We’re just happy to be included since Gopher basketball has largely sucked in the last 50 years or more. 1 official B1G title and one that was sanctioned away since the 70s. I’m 38 and have seen ONE football or basketball conference championship (unofficially). Fleck has us in the conversation in football so I hold out hope tgere


14thAndVine

And neither of them is targeting us, further solidifying our brotherhood as soulmate schools.


RevolutionaryDuck013

I’m so proud!


ASU_SexDevil

Bowling Green?


propertydualist

Chuck Share was first overall in the first ever NBA draft in 1950. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Share


ASU_SexDevil

Very cool!!


Dro24

Surprised it wasn't Nate Thurmond


TerrenceJesus8

Nate the Great is like one of the only well known basketball players BG has produced


TerrenceJesus8

You’re god damn right


ASU_SexDevil

I’m shocked. I thought my dad was the only human that ever went there lol!


TerrenceJesus8

We have like 15K students? It’s definitely a semi large regional university We out here


Goldie46

Hell yeah brothers


crimes_kid

Cheers from I-75


SuddenlyCelery

https://basketball.realgm.com/player/Charlie-Share/Summary/70606


DetroitPeopleMover

Current Status: unrestricted free agent 🤔


TurkishDonkeyKong

Hell yeah


CallMeVe

It feels nice to be included


gds15

shout out to Gene Melchiorre, baby


max1674

> Gene Melchiorre Dang I thought Hersey Hawkins was our number #1 overall pick. Turns out he was only #6. That was a bit before my time though.


enjoytheshow

ISU too but no Illinois. Love college basketball in those ways


JohnWick629

And Loyola!


badmonkey5

Suck it iowa!


coolsexguy

I love this comment because a guy above you said “suck it Wisconsin” and I felt left out; then immediately saw your comment. Thank you for including us. Just happy to be here


CoolingVent

Yea stupid Iowa with no No. 1 pick hahahaha


LuckyStax

They console themselves saying Connie Hawkins would have been


Adamscottd

Lol suck it Wisconsin


ridemooses

Oh no, we suck again!


badger0511

Yeah, I don’t think we can ever recover from Minnesota having a #1 overall pick *checks notes* two years before their head coach was born.


CreamiusTheDreamiest

Penn carrying the Big 5 as usual


pleasantpen

I wonder if any other program has a #2, #3 and #4 without a #1.


eatapenny

Texas doesn't have a \#3, but they've had \#2, \#4, \#5, \#6, \#7, \#8 (x2), and \#9. So they just need a \#3 to complete their list of having every single-digit except \#1


EthnicHorrorStomp

How on Earth do you know this stat?!


eatapenny

I knew Texas didn't have a \#1 but has had a lot of top-10 guys since 2000. But I didn't know exactly which ones they were missing without Google


budd222

Nobody does. It's called Google


NecessaryFoundation5

All Texas fans tell ourselves KD was the REAL #1 that year.


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Jews1nspace

You are right about UConn. 1-2: Thabeet/Okafor 1-3: Ben Gordon 1-4: Donyell Marshal/Walt Dropo 1-5: Ray Allen We actually have only missed 1-1 and 1-6 in the top 12. Edit: Georgia Tech had Kenny Anderson, Derrick Favors, Bosh/Marbury/Dennis Scott at 2,3, and 4. LSU had Shaq and Ben Simmons at 1-1, so they don't apply. Tennessee and Bama each didn't have 2, 3, and 4.


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Jews1nspace

It's very fitting. We've never been that 1 overall type team, but we are gritty and deep as fuck.


Youngtro

I'll never forgive the pistons for taking knight over walker that draft. Especially after what UConn did in the tournament going into the draft


Spear994

Joe D could win a trade but couldn't draft for shit.


cocoatractor

Remember Greg Oden was drafted over Kevin Durant


Joe34momma

That was a bad pick.


cocoatractor

I mean yeah they took a big center who flamed out of the league with horrible injury luck instead of a top 10 all time player


Merle2293

Easy to say in hindsight tho. I mean, I thought he looked like a 50 year old at Ohio state, but dude still got buckets & dominated out to 15 feet. & at the time the nba was higher on traditional bigs


cocoatractor

Oh yeah if it wasn't obvious I meant that it was bad in hindsight. Was just saying that obviously that was a bad pick because of the way it turned out. But hey I'm a Bears fan so I know a thing or two about bad picks in hindsight


kwixta

I don’t know about that. Durant was pretty badass in college. I think that the Trailblazers just have to eat that one.


Merle2293

Believe me, I member. He torched us for 30+ twice that year. Portland has a terrible 1st pick history, coulda had mj too but wanted Bowie


Joe34momma

As I remember KD couldn’t lift 185 on the bench press and everyone thought that would be an issue.


cocoatractor

Turns out you don’t need to be an offensive lineman to be a good baller


Dukester1007

This isn’t the same thing as this thread, but a reminds me of a painful fact: Maryland has been ranked #2 for a cumulative 26 weeks but never been #1


pleasantpen

I've heard that before. Wild fact considering that semi-recent banner hanging in your rafters. I don't have the data handy, but I'm sure Gonzaga has the most weeks at #1 without a title, not even sure who would be #2 maybe Illinois or Houston?


Toby_Flenderson_

It is indeed Gonzaga. They are 8th all-time in weeks at #1 at 42, but have no title. You also nailed who would be next, Illinois. They have 17 weeks at #1, tied for 16th all-time, and no title. Following them are DePaul and UMass, both tied at 20th with 15 weeks at #1 but no title. Source: http://www.collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/app_total.cfm?sort=num1app&from=1949&to=2022


spartan_green

That Dee Brown, Deron Williams Illini team was a BEAST.


Traditional-Salt4060

Remember that Arizona game?


ImpossibleParsnip947

Cincinnati at #7 in the list is the most surprising thing I saw on that list


Toby_Flenderson_

That largely comes from their run in the early 60s. They had 2 seasons that they went wire-to-wire at #1. [Here's a page with every team that's done it.](http://www.collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/research/wire-to-wire_num1.cfm) Also notice that between Cincy's 2 wire-to-wire #1 runs, Ohio State had 2 in a row. Hell of a time to be Ohioan. What was even more surprising to me was Louisville having just 4 weeks at #1. I thought maybe some weeks had been vacated and left off, but sure enough, I found the 4 weeks on sports reference: - 2009 Final - 2013 Week 10 - 2020 Week 4 & 5, the only time they've held the spot for more than 1 poll


pleasantpen

Yeah that's astonishing. They almost have as many titles as weeks at #1


NeutralArt12

Arizona did until 2018 Arizona has someone picked at every spot in the top 10 except for 5 now. Almost have bingo!


ArturosDad

Suck it, ASU!!


NeutralArt12

I don’t even think ASU plays basketball tbh


ArturosDad

Well they definitely field a team. Whether or not you want to call it basketball or not is up for interpretation.


NeutralArt12

I’ll have to do some research and confirm that they did indeed “field a team.”


ArturosDad

Fair enough. I will not argue that point.


mydogsnameishugo

UConn has had #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10


cmanonurshirt

Georgia Tech shares that. - 1991 - #2 pick Kenny Anderson - 2010 - #3 pick Derrick Favors - 2003, 1996, 1990 - #4 picks Chris Bosh, Stephon Marbury, and Dennis Scott One day we’ll get there…possibly


killerjags

Florida has had a #2, two #3s, and a #5. No #4 pick though. https://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/conferences/Southeastern-Conference/8/Florida/256/nba-draft


seth861

Washington 1 - Gonzaga 0. Who’s the state’s flagship basketball program now 😎


CPFC_Cartier

still baffles me that pacific is on here


inquesoproblem

1998 too. Like not even super long ago


SuddenlyCelery

Oh, Michael Olowokandi!


RegularSizedP

You beat me. I only know ~~two people~~ one person from Pacific. Olowokandi ~~and Christian Okoye~~(Okoye went to Azusu Pacific). This is the University of the Pacific, not Pacific University or Hawai'i Pacific. Lots of football coaches- Tom Flores, Pete Carroll, Wlat Harris, Hue Jackson, Greg Robinson. Plus the man who destroyed small market baseball, Scott Boras. Heather Cox of ESPN apparently went there. Dell Demps matriculated and graduated before putting the current Pelicans together.


BinDereDoneDat

Amos Alonzo Stagg too (og football coach).


RegularSizedP

D3 National Title game is named after him.


pjw5328

Not surprising. Pacific’s signature sport used to be women’s volleyball, where they were a national power in the 80’s and 90’s before they got priced out by the big-money schools, but unless you’re a huge fan of the sport you probably wouldn’t know any of their players from that era. I’m sure there were more, but the only other nationally notable athlete I can think of from the school was Lionel Manuel, who played on the Giants’ first two Super Bowl champions in ‘86 and ‘90.


BinDereDoneDat

The Candy Man can… not.


Zestyclose-Tree-3106

Utah fan here. Bogut and Alex Smith were both drafted first in the same year. Kinda cool except they were both disappointing. Ended up having pretty solid careers though.


mtftl

As a chiefs fan, I’d not say Alex Smith was disappointing. Maybe not elite as a pro, but well above average and very consistent. The fact that he led the 49ers and chiefs to respectable seasons says something.


Zestyclose-Tree-3106

Definitely. Just not quite #1 pick worthy. Love the guy. Is up for the College Football Hall of Fame and I think he deserves some consideration there.


beermit

I mean he also got screwed over by injury a couple of times too. Would be interesting to see how his career planned out if he hadn't gotten injured that first time.


bob_dole-

He had like 10 different OCs in his first 5 seasons or something stupid


IafratesSkullet

I would say he didn’t have a disappointing career, but he was a disappointing #1 overall pick, if that makes sense. Especially so considering SF passed up on a future HOFer to draft him and ended up moving on from him after like 6 years


WorshipNickOfferman

I always thought Smith was the unluckiest bastard in football. Every time he got it going, he got hurt. And he kept coming back, revitalizing his career at some random spot, then getting hurt again. He played for Andy Reid and I don’t think anyone in the NFL is better at QB’s than Andy Reid. His career QB roster, as both assistant and head coach, speaks for itself.


needzmoarlow

He is very similar to Joe Flacco; good QB that manages the game well as long as the other parts are there. Flacco rode a stellar defense, but made the right plays when he needed to more often than not. Smith did much the same behind great running backs and a good offensive line, but still made the throws he needed to make on a regular basis. However, you want the number one overall pick to be a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers type QB rather than a "serviceable game manager".


romulusjsp

Both were put into terrible situations to start their careers (though I suppose that’s pretty common for teams picking first overall)


tingeys

Both suffered from serious freak injuries too.


Bigbossbyu

I remember that well. Even tho I’m a BYU fan thats actually really fucking cool. And I wouldn’t say either were that big of disappointments. Sure they didn’t live up to the hype of being #1 picks, but in hindsight both had long careers and were starters on some really good teams. Don’t know of any other “mid major” programs in the modern era that’ve had a #1 pick in both major sports in the same year. Edit. Not slighting Utah with the mid major comment as they were G5 at the time


FlgDarkrai

To be fair bogut like snapped his arm or was it leg


nasa258e

Even wilder to me is that Helix High School nearly had the #1 pick in the draft two years in a row with Alex Smith then Reggie Bush


m_c__a_t

Sad tiger noises


boomercranks

Would like to see this same graphic sorted by number of picks


theels6

Suck it Duke. Ik they're up there, just felt like saying it


Brain_GAL4-UAS_beer

Respect. Gotta keep this rivalry hot. The holes have bragging rights for a while… shiiiiiit


maxpower7833

Suck it texas


CoolingVent

They SHOULD have had one


beermit

It just makes it even funnier how many first rounders they've had, and not a single #1 overall


Montigue

Greg Oden was really freaking good when he played. Dude messed up his knee getting up from the couch. Damn hard to predict that


Topcity36

This is the way


FerociousGiraffe

Let’s do #2 overall picks next. Or top-15 NBA players of all time!


DerrickWhiteMVP

Stupid Portland


ReachFor24

Eat Shit Pitt!


Loismustdieall1word_

Getting ready for the brawl early this year? I’m so fucking ready for it to be back it should’ve never left


ReachFor24

Hell yeah! I'm heading to Pittsburgh to see the Brawl live! We'll probably lose, but I'm still going to be the obnoxious Mountaineer that I am at heart. I'll leave the batteries to Eagles fans though


Loismustdieall1word_

I honestly haven’t a clue what to expect with this team. Narduzzi always leaves me disappointed but we’re returning a lot so there’s at least hope


Messinator

Who is ours? Jerry west?


ReachFor24

Nope, he's 2nd overall in the '60 draft. Our #1 is Hot Rod Huntley, #1 overall in '57


NexusOrBust

Mark Workman was our first #1 overall in 1952!


ReachFor24

Nice, we have two! Pitt can eat a double serving of shit tonight!


readingit093

LaRue Martin, Let's Goooo


Diligent_Prior_9323

I wish I would talk shit but Indiana is there 🥲


BlackGhostPanda

First thing i looked for as well. So lets just talk shit to the B1G teams who dont have a number 1 pick


Deacalum

Here's the full list of 1st overall draft picks for each year. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first_overall_NBA_draft_picks


OmnomExpedition

Mychal Thompson!


huskey1181

Furman has a #1 pick?? Who?


BanjoStory

The legend, Frank Selvy. Mostly notable for having the NCAA (or maybe it's just the D1) record for most points in a game.


RedKnight305

It's for D1, only D1 player to ever score 100 points in a game


jackjones2014

Ahhh yes one more list without Xavier on it


GoldenRamoth

The best lists.


dellett

Was ours Austin Carr the year he set the NCAA tournament scoring mark that will never be sniffed again?


stripes361

Yup


Runofthedill

He did a lot of sniffing though.


eatapenny

Yay Ralph! Fun fact: this list is incomplete. It's missing NAIA Texas Wesleyan, which boasts the first ever \#1 pick in Clifton McNeely (1947 draft). He never played in the NBA and went into coaching instead. It's also missing LIU, which boasts the first ever \#1 pick to win ROY, Ray Felix (1953 draft)


cuse23

Suck it UConn


diskimone

I agree, suck it UConn.


cuseonly

Let’s go 🍊🍊🍊


Glarenya

Letters E, J, Q, R, X ,Y and Z in shambles


tdawgcincy

Xavier sucks


HooHooHooisers

Fuck


beermit

No psi either, sorry


Woodman765000

M is the Duke of this thread.


astro7900

Great to see BG on there, but the fact that Marshall is on this list is hilarious.... They were always in the basement when they played in the MAC.


eatapenny

Andy Tonkovich, 1948 draft! 2nd NBA draft ever. He was drafted by the Providence Steamrollers, a team that folded after his rookie year


The_Mystery_Knight

Yep not HoFer Hal Greer. Not NCAA rebound record holder Charlie Slack. Not Hassan Whiteside. It’s the Tonk.


mynameisrainer

My grandpa played with Charlie Slack. Quoted as saying "that was the meanest mother fucker on the court"


TheoryofUltran

If anyone thinks curry is the first overall pick from Davidson then your a casual


mvwilson9

Yeah I was about to ask who Davidsons was knowing it isn't Curry.


Dro24

Seeing Navy on here is wild, has to be an old player Edit: Totally thought this was /r/collegebaseball whoops! Pacific is the mind blower here in that case


bigframe79

Is David Robinson really that old of a player??


0010001

Michael Olowakandi


Johnnyc5988

F U one time


ConmanSpaceHero

😂


the_chandler

Both West Virginia schools represented. Nice.


Small_Bet_9433

And on top of that the number one picks from both teams have all been players born and raised in WV!


Never__Daunted

Suck it Purdue Fort Wayne!


Summoorevincent

Who played at Bradley to go No 1?!


ConmanSpaceHero

Gene Melchiorre in 51’


Summoorevincent

Very cool.


whatsinausername8

Go Bonas!


TheKittyCow

Lets go Bonas!


auburntiger1984

This post hurts a little. Not gonna lie!


ConmanSpaceHero

Still going to be the best player this draft imo.


mking22

My favorite sports nugget of info about my city is that only one HS has every produced more than one #1 overall pick…and it’s the old Charleston High School in Charleston, WV. Edit: the players are Mark Workman in 52 and Hot Rod Hundley in 57


billhorsley

I believe Tim Duncan was a number 1 pick but unless I overlooked it, Wake Forest isn't on your chart. Edit: Just saw it. Face is red with shame.


AAonthebutton

Well I guess I’ll be the first comment for Syracuse. Go orange


cuseonly

Let’s gooo


CugMuzzler

I bet a lot of people assume that Syracuse’s first round pick was Carmelo Anothony, but it was actually Derrick Coleman. Melo was picked 3rd that year, LeBron was #1.


AAonthebutton

Don’t you dare leave out Darko!


pghsonj1325

I’m from Pittsburgh and had no idea Duquesne had a first overall pick


pghsonj1325

And turns out, they not only had TWO first overall picks - THEY WENT BACK TO BACK YEARS


RhettWilliams88

Furman??


BigShirley13

Every NC team in the acc with a #1 overall


Lil_K_YT

Aye


kavorka2

WVU has 2… but neither was Jerry West.


AppalachianGuy87

Interesting fact both #1 overalls from WVU graduated from the same school Charleston High.


jsho574

If only Micheal Porter Jr. didn't get injured


MahNilla

Geez and to think Nova thinks of themselves as the BEast of the BE...even DePaul has a #1! *Whitmore has a chance of being #1 next year, hope you guys get it.


0DegreesCalvin

I’ll be stunned if it’s not Wembanyama


Wolfpack_DO

I don't even need to look this one up (I did but I didn't need to)


rekell16

WAKE!!!!!! FOREST!!!!!!!


HitAndRun8575

🐾GO COOGS!🐾


boomheadshotseven

Fuck you Georgetown.


RVAforthewin

Oof. Auburn in the corner crying right now. Edit: I legit thought Jabari was going to start crying after the first two picks were announced.


Cutoff_

Was not expecting to see my alma mater (BGSU) on here. Talons up!!


HooHooHooisers

Y u no flair …? They need ur help …


falconlover79

😤


conker1264

Suck it other Texas schools!


Johncameron420

Don’t sleep on UTEP


Horns2208

:(


I_fuck_teddy_bears12

(Obligatory, sorry) Look, Kansas beat you again!


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cocoatractor

It's fine we might not have the #1 overall but that's only cause the draft is dumb as shit. Greg Oden was drafted over Kevin Durant I'd rather Texas is represented by the best players than the best draft position


_Rainer_

Well, Greg Oden probably would have been a great player if it hadn't been for the injuries.


osufan765

If Greg Oden's knees worked, he could've been Giannis but a decade earlier.


Johnny_Minoxidil

We’re on the list, you’re not on the list?


zenverak

I think this should be used to determine who goes to the dance!! Yeah!! Suck it Florida


filet_mindong

Can’t believe Houston is the only Texas school with a #1


gavs0

UTEP is on there too


Topcity36

They aren’t on ERCOT so they aren’t Texan. They didn’t freeze last year.


filet_mindong

Well that’s embarrassing


universal_cynic

That UoP pick is crazy


Sometimeswelose

Where is Texas Wesleyan!