All-Time Starting 5 of Native Iowans

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by RobHowe, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. DonGately

    DonGately Member

    Definitely need Seth Tuttle on the list.
  2. GoHawks24

    GoHawks24 Well-Known Member

    Man, this is a tough task. Lots of talent. But I would take this lineup against anyone's. :cool:

    Pretty depressing that only one of them was a Hawk, who had his career cut short. :(

    G: Kirk Hinrich
    G: Fred Hoiberg
    F: Doug McDermott
    F: Chris Street
    F: Nick Collison
  3. morley10

    morley10 Well-Known Member

    Isn’t Mark Gannon a native Iowan? Good in High School.
  4. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Why don't we throw in there Todd Berkenpass.
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  5. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Oh, then Jon Lickliter qualifies.
  6. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Glen Worley.......................and I traveled just thinking about it.
  7. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Jordan Egleseder probably deserves to be on this list.

    Russ Millard as well.

    Kevin Kunnert, interestingly, played very little in high school. He hit his growth spurt between junior and senior year, miss time due to mono, and had other nagging ailments.

    Dubuque Wahlert also had some powerhouse teams in those days, many of their players coming in from Dickeyville and Hazel Green Wisconsin or from East Dubuque.

    Cuba City's Jerry Petitgoue, still going strong after fifty years on the Cuba bench, had to compete against the Wahlert pipeline for players from his own territory for the first two decades of his career. The players that Petitgoue lost to Wahlert probably cost him at least two state championships.
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  8. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    I'll call your Todd Berkenpass and raise you one Troy Skinner
  9. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Wade Lookingbill.
    Russ Millard
  10. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    And then fouled right after it
  11. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    That Bowen Born kid hasn't played a second of college ball yet but I'll go out on a limb and bet he may earn a spot on here down the road. Love the topic and seeing all these names.
  12. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Yes. Iowa City Regina.
  13. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    And Xavier Foster. The McCafferys.
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  14. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    15,000 points is quite a career!
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  15. morley10

    morley10 Well-Known Member

    How soon we forget. Nicholas Baer. Walk on but a very good career.
  16. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    I believe the McCafferys were born out-of-state. What's the framework for this? Native Iowans or just guys who played their high school ball in Iowa?
  17. DonGately

    DonGately Member

    Hot take alert: If Glen Worley had gone to any of his other final college choices, he would have been an All-American and had a 10+ year NBA career.

    One of several players who legitimately got worse under Alford's tutelage.
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  18. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    I think this is a little bit of a stretch, but, he was a good player.
  19. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    Steve Waite. A really good Hawk and led Iowa City West to its only State championship from its opening in 68 until West finally got rid of all the City high graduate realtors and they built up the corridor.
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  20. Hawk90

    Hawk90 Well-Known Member

    Did everyone forget Bill Logan, Keokuk, Iowa. A member of the Fabulous Five, two Final Fours for the Hawks, a national championship game. Drafted by the Celtics, but chose to go into business. The only native Iowan, other than Chris Street to have his number retired.