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80 Former Drake Players Named To Basketball All-Decade Teams

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Release: February 05, 2006
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DES MOINES, IOWA - Eighty former Drake basketball players have been selected to eight all-decade teams named in conjunction with the Bulldogs celebrating their 100th year of intercollegiate basketball.

The lists are headed by Lewis Lloyd, Willie McCarter, Red Murrell, Chuck Orebaugh and Walt O'Connor. Murrell, who owns eight Drake records including career points (1,657) headlines the 1950s all-decade team.

Orebaugh, a native of Des Moines, was Drake's first All-American in 1936-37 and led the Bulldogs to their first two Missouri Valley Conference championships in basketball in 1935 and 1936.

O'Connor, named to the 1940s all-decade team, led the MVC in scoring as a senior en route to earning All-American honors in 1940-41.

McCarter, named to the Helms Athletic Foundation first-team All-American squad as a senior in 1969, was the leading scorer (20.4 ppg avg.) on the Drake team which went 25-5, finishing third in the 1969 NCAA Final Four. He was named to the 1969 All-NCAA Final Four Tournament team and also named the most valuable player in the 1969 NCAA Midwest Regional.

A two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Lloyd was selected to The Associated Press All-American third team in 1979-80 and 1980-81. He ranked second in the nation in scoring (30.2 avg.) and rebounding (15.0 avg.) as a junior, becoming the first college player in 29 years to finish second or higher in both categories. He averaged 26.3 points as a senior, leading Drake to the National Invitation Tournament. He set the Drake record for most career 30-point games at 22.

A 20-man all-time Drake basketball team will be disclosed Friday during a banquet at the Olmsted Center. Tickets are available by calling 271-1946. The celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social followed by dinner and a ceremony in Parents Hall. The cost for the dinner is $25. Reservations need to be made by Tuesday by calling 271-1946 or emailing bulldog.rsvp@drake.edu.

The all-century team will be presented to the public on this Saturday, Feb. 11, during a special ceremony at halftime of the men's basketball game against Evansville. Tip-off will be at 7:05 p.m. Fans can enjoy the dinner and receive a game ticket to the men's game on Feb. 11 for only $35. For more information call 271-1946.


All-Decade Teams
(Current residence listed in parenthesis)
PRIOR TO 1930
Center - *Chauncey McKinley
Forwards - *Harold Ebert *Robert Hawley, * Ralph Warnock, *Harley Wilhelm *Chuck Everett; *Bill Boeltler; *Ted Payseur

1930-39
Centers - *Forrest Swan; *Ned Swan
Forwards - *Paul Griffith; *Lynn King; *Billy McCloud; *Frank Smith
Guards - *Nick Miletich, *John Monahan, *Chuck Orebaugh, *Wayne Xanders

1940-49
Center - John Pritchard (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Forwards - *Toky Ahrenkiel; Gordon Flick (Oceanside, Calif.), Art Ollrich (Mankato, Minn.); Gene Ollrich (Arroyo Grande, Calif.); John Rennicke (Baxter, Minn.)
Guards - *Walt O'Connor; Bill Evans (Avondale, Ariz.)

1950-59
Center - *Willie Cerf
Forwards - Ben Bumbry (Quincy, Ill.); Red Murrell (Bartlesville, Okla.); Bob Tealer (Richmond, Calif.)
Guards - Dan Callahan (Sioux City, Iowa); Jim Carey (Garden City, Kan.); Dan DeRuyter (Sioux Center, Iowa); George Funk (Marshalltown, Iowa); *Gus Guydon, Tom Hyland (Clive, Iowa); *Gus Ollrich; Dean Showers (San Rafael, Calif.)

1960-69
Centers - Dave Hansen (Earlham, Iowa); Bob Netolicky (Carmel, Ind.); Dave Terre (The Colony, Texas); *Marv Torrence
Forwards - Gene Bogash (Mingo, Iowa); McCoy McLemore (Houston, Texas); Dolph Pulliam (Des Moines, Iowa), Willie Wise (Seattle, Wash.)
Guards - Don Draper (West Des Moines, Iowa); Billy Foster (Des Moines, Iowa); Billy Hahn (Muncie, Ind.); Willie McCarter (Jackson, Mich.), Gene West (Ankeny, Iowa)

1970-79
Centers - Tom Bush (Evanston, Ill.); Andy Graham (Paris, France); Rick Wanamaker (Clive, Iowa)
Forwards - Dennis Bell (Kentwood, Mich.); Lawrence Haralson (Jonesboro, Ga.); Ken Harris (Cincinnati, Ohio); Jeff Halliburton (Streamwood, Ill.)); Leon Huff (Finland); Wayne Kreklow (Columbia, Mo.); Terry McKissick (Milwaukee, Wis.); Al Williams (Doralville, Ga.)
Guards - Terry Benka (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bobby Jones (Louisville, Ky.); *Gary Zeller

1980-89
Center - Bart Friedrick (Sioux City, Iowa)
Forwards - Lewis Lloyd (Philadelphia, Pa.); Melvin Mathis (Baltimore, Md.); Michael Morgan (Marietta, Ga.); Sam Roark (Kansas City, Kan.)
Guards - Glenn Martin (Shoreline, Wash.); David Miller (Des Moines, Iowa); Pop Wright (West Des Moines, Iowa); Terry Youngbauer (Muscatine, Iowa)

1990-99
Forwards - William Celestine (Los Angeles, Calif.); Kevin Sams (Williamsburg, Iowa);
BJ Windhorst (West Des Moines, Iowa)
Guards - Jeff Allen (Allen, Texas); Lynnrick Rogers (Walnut Creek, Calif.); Matt Woodley (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
EDITOR'S NOTE: To be selected to all-decade teams, athletes must have played at least two years of basketball.

*deceased
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