February 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm #9606
Was curious to see where HG stacked up and he currently has 939 points. Needs 61 points to get to the magic 1k. If he is to have a legit shot at 1k points it all depends on how far Lehigh can go in the postseason. If we make the PL final, I think he does it.February 27, 2013 at 2:53 am #9610
The ‘magical 1K’ really isn’t all that magical anymore with teams playing 30+ games a year. Back in the day the average season covered in the lwo 20’s. Teams now play on average 10 more games a season. For someone scoring 15 points a game, that’s 600 more points over 4 years. As the new vernacular goes, “Today’s 1,500 is yesterday’s 1,000”February 27, 2013 at 3:14 am #9613
Point taken. Maybe 1,000 has lost some luster with the number of games played, but it is still where the list starts. There isn’t a list of 900 point scorers, or 1,100 point scores. It is a benchmark, and I for one would like to see Holden get there as a reward for what he has put into the program and the progress he has made.February 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm #9615
It would be great to see HG get to 1,000. He is guaranteed 3 games, and if he gets 20 a game, he is only 1 point away from 1,000. So, hopefully he has a strong stretch and can get the milestone. 3 1,000 scorers in the same class would be impressive. Tonight should be a blowout, so maybe Reed gives him some minutes in garbage time to improve his chances.
1,000 is a little watered down these days considering all of the games they play, the 3 point shot, and the removal of freshman ineligibility. It is pretty amazing when you look at Pete Maravich and realize he scored 3,667 points in 3 seasons at LSU without the 3 point shot. His lowest scoring average in a college season was 43.8 as a soph, which he followed up with 44.2, then 44.5. They charted his college games and based on the modern day 3 point distance said he would have AVERAGED 13 3 pointers per game in his college career, which would have put his scoring at 57 ppg for his college career. That is just unreal. Only downside is he hit under 45% for his college career, so he was chucking from the opening whistle.February 28, 2013 at 3:15 am #9622
Oh, I hope Holden gets to 1,000, also, but in today’s game it’s not as big a deal. Consider Lehigh’s first 1,000 point scorer “Fast” Eddie Cahn, who is now a retired federal judge. He was a guard and scored over 1,000 back in the 1950’s in a much different game, not three-pointers, only three years of varsity play and only about 20 games a season..February 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm #9630
I assumed that no one class had ever produced three (3) 1,000 point scorers. I knew two (2) in a class has been done at least three (3) times with Polaha/Queenan, Mbonu/Krizansky, and Carrington/Hall. But, a little research and I found out that three (3) 1,000 had been done before in the Class of ’88. Bill Cheslock, the center on that team, scored over 1,000 as well.
So, next question. Is the Class of 2013, the best ever at Lehigh?
McCollum/Knutson/Greiner vs. Queenan/Polaha/Cheslock? In one category, points scored, ’88 wins pretty easily. Let’s hope we are having this conversation again in 4 years when Kempton/Whitfield/Price are winding down their careers.
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