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  • Augie Skyhook
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    Since Augieholic likely won't let me say Bodey Behrends, I think he'd appreciate it if I said Marques Blank would probably fit this category as well for Augie.

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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by fanofnsic View Post
    Quincy Henderson, Ben Fischer, Taylor Cameron but the one that sticks out the most for me is David Johnson. If you look at the WSU record book DJ is 4th all time in scoring, has the most 3 pt attempts and makes in school history but also the best percentage at 46% for his career. That stat alone is pretty crazy when you think about it. Obviously he had others early in his career that helped get him some great looks but he knocked those looks but he is forgotten as the best shooter ever at WSU. He should be all ready in the WSU HOF but isn't...………….


    https://winonastatewarriors.com/docu...ok_2019_20.pdf
    You are absolutely right about DJ. That guy was a big time sniper. Probably could have been a solid D1 player just for his stroke. 46+% from three point land is crazy. Too bad he got injured at the end of his senior year

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by MrAugustana View Post
    For Augie, I would add Lee Stephens and maybe Elliot Thomas.
    I was trying to think of the best candidate from that 2009 team, Stephens is a good choice. Initially without research I thought David Foster, but upon further review realized that he led the team in scoring. Wouldn't have guessed that...

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  • MrAugustana
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    For Augie, I would add Lee Stephens and maybe Elliot Thomas.

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  • fanofnsic
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    Quincy Henderson, Ben Fischer, Taylor Cameron but the one that sticks out the most for me is David Johnson. If you look at the WSU record book DJ is 4th all time in scoring, has the most 3 pt attempts and makes in school history but also the best percentage at 46% for his career. That stat alone is pretty crazy when you think about it. Obviously he had others early in his career that helped get him some great looks but he knocked those looks but he is forgotten as the best shooter ever at WSU. He should be all ready in the WSU HOF but isn't...………….


    https://winonastatewarriors.com/docu...ok_2019_20.pdf

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  • Moorhead123
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    Ayob Ayob
    Ngijol Sangolo
    Matt Nelson

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  • Purple Mav Man
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    Cameron Hodges
    Gage Wooten
    Jesse Clark

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  • Alfred33
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    Originally posted by Thunder View Post
    So I took underappreciated to mean players that did not receive awards and accolades like all-conference.
    Originally posted by MrAugustana View Post
    I'm kind of in the same boat as Thunder in terms of assessing how we define "underappreciated."
    I assume Thunder Googled the guy that I put out for Northwest which is where the discussion of what qualifies as underappreciated is coming from. After seeing your posts, I Googled him too, I honestly didn't remember that the Mosby made honorable mention all-conference his Junior season. I'm a little surprised by that actually, as usually all conference teams are stat driven and he never had eye-popping numbers. He was 7th on the team in minutes played both his junior and senior season and only averaged around 8 points a game. Obviously, as it was, there were coaches that saw and appreciated his value, which wouldn't make him "underappreciated" in that regard. Maybe he was "underappreciated" by our staff! lol The OP used the description of "favorite players over the years in your program's history who maybe get forgotten or overlooked by the masses"... He is that for most part. Going into the 2018 season, I think the more casual NW fans (non basketball junkies) were more concerned about losing the 3 point shooting of Zach Schneider and the overall guard play of Anthony Woods than they were about losing our 7th man.

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  • MrAugustana
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    I'm kind of in the same boat as Thunder in terms of assessing how we define "underappreciated."

    For me, the first person that came to mind from the past few years is Al Richter, even though he did make some All-NSIC lists. But Al was the kind of kid who, at least offensively, probably could have been the star of several other teams in the conference (as evidenced by his Elite Eight "Most Outstanding Player" achievement) and ended up being essentially the 3rd option behind Dan Jansen and Casey Schilling. Maybe others would disagree with me, but I could easily see an alternate version of Al Richter that followed the Harrison Cleary model averaging 22-25 ppg on several other teams. Instead, he got comfortable scoring 14-16 points per game, making hugely clutch plays when the Vikes needed them, and just being a mentally tough player even when dealing with injuries and whatnot. I think if we have an Al Richter type of kid on this past year's Augie team, that brutal stretch in January ends up being at least a few games less miserable. Thinking about that now makes me wonder if quite a few Augie fans probably underappreciated what he brought to the team during his time in a Vikings jersey, having been somewhat blinded by what Schilling and Jansen brought to the table numbers-wise.

    I would also throw Adam Beyer into that underappreciated group. 6'6" point guard turned shooting guard who could defend several positions, rarely made stupid plays, became a more consistent offensive threat as his career continued, and didn't seem remotely interested in being in the limelight or needing more attention, shots, etc.

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  • MrMustang
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post
    Quincy Henderson
    good one

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  • Thunder
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    Originally posted by MrMustang View Post
    Gabe King
    100% agree that he was underappreciated for how good he was, eventhough he did finally get some accolades this season. Gabe was one of my favorite players to watch since I've been following NSU basketball.

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post
    Quincy Henderson
    One of the first people I thought of from outside of SMSU when making this thread.

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  • DapperDan
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    Quincy Henderson

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  • MrMustang
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    Turner Moen. Tough as nails. 2nd toughest Mustang ever after Scott Roehl

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  • MrMustang
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    Gabe King

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