Remember Keith Davis from N.Y., played back with "Bird". Keith was not on the level with Bird when it came to all around skills but he had more "hops" than any player thats ever played at A&T. He could leap out of the gym. Keith comes back to A&T every homecoming.
Who can forget Keith and you are right he could (would) leap out of a gym....married to DJ (cold pretty black girl from Durham) and now divorced! Keith was the truth and smart also in the classroom!
Yea I played at High-rise until the Heavyweights came to the for the evening games. I'll be honest, Imagine have to check 'Bird" or someone on a "all star" laden team. I lost quickly and often !!!LOL. Aggie82, I weighed 140 back then !!! LOL I played tennis with "Jersey Red" down at the stadium courts. I could not hang at high-rise.( not on the main court) The Sisters would line the steps on up the top floor...to watch the games. It was beautiful!
Bigboy, yea I remember Keith....wow that took me back! He kept a Kangol on His head!!! And yea, He could jump out of the Gym, and He played above the rim. A "young Antonio McDyce" reminds me of His game. Get to the rim first & ask questions later. Everything else needed polishing. But that was ok, as there is always a time in the game where you need an Oakley or Mahorn during the crunch. "Foul me or I'm dunking on you"...your choice. Keith would take you. That why I just watched Bro..!!!! LOL
Alright, since everyone else is afraid to ask ... what the hell was the High Rise? Where you cats playing ball at Cabrini Green or something?
thrilla, back in the day, zoe barbee dorm was named high rise dorm. the courts were outdoors between hayes-taylor ymca and zoe barbee. i use to play out there too. it use to be a popular court to ball at because it attracted ladies from the dorm to come out and watch...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
Aggie E, Look, I have got to get back to work, but even the guys riding the bench had that "something"...remember 7'1'"Scooby Do"?.. who would come in during clean up time? I saw Earl Dancy beat him 'one on one' up at High Rise. But yo, we would back Him and call for Him on the floor against the foe.....High Rise..remember that court? Ah...that was a showcase. But Scooby would reject your stuff if you did not come correct. LOL. And how about Kenny Smalls...who would 'pound the ball' while dribbling...every time is see Kenny "the jet" Smith on TV I think of Smalls and the swagger. That was A&T. We could hold our heads up high. My Mom had PE under the great John B.McLendon...I had PE under the great Cal Erwin ( Brother of Baseball great Monte). Yo, Thats was A&t!
Remember Juan Lanazai ( not sure if name is spelled correctly) big 6'10" kid from Puerto Rico? He was the truth. Seem like someone said that he got home sick and left the team to return to Puerto Rico. He and Joe Binion were a force to reckon with. I always wish he had stayed at A&T.
i didnt see june in college, but i came to gboro after he finished playing..cool as they come..went to school with bird, saw joe binion and eric boyd and doc anderson...not a bad 5 ! never saw spruill, but heard about him...i heard ron johnson could jump like a kangaroo..i agree, not a bunch to say since the days of uncle cal, warren reynold, gene littles, and big don !
Post by SixtiesAggie on Aug 10, 2009 22:50:15 GMT -5
Remember Jimmy Brown played in the backcourt with Eric Boyd. There are many greats such McHartley, Al Attles, Hank Marshall, Warren Davis, Joe Cotton, Herb Gray, Joe Howell, June Harris, Joe Brawner, Joe Bunn, John Floyd, Sparrow, Spruill (Spruiell) and the list goes on and on beginning with the late 50s through the late eighties and a few years into the 90s. Posters usually can only speak about great players they saw during their era or years at A&T. You may not have witnessed the great play of the team that lost in Evansville to Evansville in the late fifties. Well, that game was stolen. Folks were not use to seeing Black teams with speed and tremendous skills. Defining "greatest players" is difficult because we didn't see them all.