Notre Dame All-Century Men's Basketball Team The Irish announce thier 25 greatest basketball players as part of the team's celebration of 100 years of basketball.
Austin Carr headlines the Notre Dame 25-man All-Century Basketball team, announced on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Nov. 4, 2004
All-time leading Fighting Irish scorer Austin Carr heads the University of Notre Dame's 25-man All-Century Basketball Team announced today as part of the tip-off of the 100th season of men's basketball for the Irish in 2004-05.
Following summer-long voting on Notre Dame's athletic web site (www.und.com), 25 former Irish greats today have been announced as the Notre Dame All-Century Basketball Team (full biographies follow): Bob Arnzen, Austin Carr, Matt Carroll , Adrian Dantley, LaPhonso Ellis, Pat Garrity, Tom Hawkins, Collis Jones, Leo Klier, Edward 'Moose' Krause, John Moir, Troy Murphy , Paul Nowak, Kevin O'Shea, John Paxson, Ron Reed, David Rivers, Dick Rosenthal, Walt Sahm, John Shumate, Jack Stephens, Chris Thomas . Kelly Tripucka, Bob Whitmore and Monty Williams.
Here are more detailed biographies on the 25-man All-Century squad:
Third team All-American in 1966-67 · second team All-American in '67-68 · three-time Academic All-American · captained the '67-68 and '68-69 squads · currently ranks 10th in Notre Dame history in scoring with 1,665 points · posted 21.4 ppg in '66-67 to lead the Irish · led the '68-69 team in rebounding, with an average of 11.6 per game · 11.5 career rpg average ranks 11th in school history · recipient of the Byron V. Kanaley Award in 1969 · drafted in the eighth round of the '69 NBA draft by Detroit.
Consensus first team All-American in 1970-71 · second team All-American in '69-70 · '71 National Player of the Year · captain of the '69-70 and '70-71 squads · Notre Dame career (34.6 ppg) and single-season (38.1 ppg) scoring leader · career scoring average ranks second in NCAA history · all-time leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament (43.1 ppg) · scored an all-time NCAA record 61 points versus Ohio University in '70 · selected to the NCAA Championship All-Regional team in '70 and '71 · scored 40 or more points 23 times in his Irish career · selected first overall in the '71 NBA draft by Cleveland.
Honorable Mention All-American in 2003 · one of three captains on the '03 squad · ranks sixth on the all-time school scoring list with 1,850 points · Notre Dame career leader in three-point field goals made (301), three-point field goals attempted (769), games played (133) and games started (125) · three-point field goal percentage of .389 ranks sixth in school history, while free throw percentage of .825 is good enough for third place · averaged 19.5 points per game to pace the Irish in his senior season · '03 first-team All-BIG EAST selection · named to the '01 NIT Summer All-Star team, as well as the '98 and '99 United States Junior National team · played the '03-04 NBA season as a free agent for Portland and San Antonio.
Consensus first team All-American in 1974-75 and '75-76 · co-captain of the '75-76 Notre Dame squad · named '76 National Player of the Year · ranks second on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 2,223 points · holds school record for free throws made (615) and free throws attempted (769) · led Notre Dame in scoring in '74-75 (30.4 ppg) and '75-76 (28.6 ppg), while also leading the team in rebounding those two seasons with marks of 10.2 and 10.1 rpg, respectively · member of the '76 United States Olympic team that captured the gold medal in Montreal · drafted sixth overall, by Buffalo, in the '76 NBA draft.
One of four captains of the 1991-92 Notre Dame team · scored 1,505 career points and averaged 15.5 points per game to earn school rankings of 12th and 22nd, respectively · blocked 200 career shots, a Notre Dame record · ranks third on the career rebounding list with 1,075, and eighth on the career rebounding average ledger at a mark of 11.1 rpg · led the '91-92 team in scoring (17.7 ppg), rebounding (11.7 rpg), field goal percentage (.631) and blocked shots (2.6 bpg) · paced Notre Dame in blocked shots in each of his four seasons, the only player in school history to do so · fifth overall selection in the '92 NBA draft by Denver.
Second team All-American in 1997-98 · '97 BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year · three-time BIG EAST All-Conference selection ('96, '97, '98) · '98 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year · recipient of the '98 Byron V. Kanaley Award and the '98 NACDA Scholar-Athlete Award · recipient of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship in '98 · third on school career scoring list with 2,085 points · one of only two players in school history to lead the team in scoring each of his four seasons · grabbed 776 career rebounds, good for 11th place on Notre Dame's all-time ledger · started every one of his 111 games played for the Irish · first-team Academic All-American and men's basketball Academic All-American of the Year in '98 · drafted in the first round of the '98 NBA draft by Milwaukee, but traded to Dallas and Phoenix before the draft was completed.
Second team All-American in 1957-58 and '58-59 · co-captain of the '58-59 squad · holds the Notre Dame career record in rebounding with 1,318 · currently ranks seventh on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,820 points and second on the rebounds per game ledger with 16.7 rpg · led the Irish in scoring in '56-57 (20.6 ppg), '57-58 (25.2 ppg) and '58-59 (23.4 ppg) · averaged 17.3 rebounds per game in '56-57 and 17.2 rpg in '57-58 to lead the team · named to the '58 NCAA Championship All-Regional team · selected fourth overall in the '59 NBA draft by Minneapolis.
Currently ranks 17th on the Notre Dame all-time scoring list with 1,367 points · career scoring average of 16.1 points per game ranks 19th in school history · also stands at eighth place in Irish history in rebounds (884), ninth in rebounding average (10.4 rpg), 13th in field goals attempted (1,242), 15th in field goals made (567), and 22nd in free throws attempted (360) · led the 1969-70 and '70-71 squads in rebounding with averages of 12.4 and 13.1 rpg, respectively · selected in the first round of the '71 NBA draft by Milwaukee.
Two-time consensus All-American (1943-44 and '45-46) · ranks 13th in the Notre Dame single-season record book for field goals attempted with 513 in '45-46 · led the Irish in scoring in '43-44 (15.4 ppg) and '45-46 (16.9 ppg) · missed the '44-45 season while serving in the Navy.
Three-time consensus All-American (1931-32, '32-33 and '33-34) · captained the '33-34 Irish squad · led Notre Dame in scoring in '31-32 (7.7 ppg), '32-33 (10.1 ppg) and '33-34 (8.5 ppg) · enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in '76 · served as Notre Dame's athletic director from '48-80.
Three-time consensus All-American (1935-36, '36-37 and '37-38) · Helms Foundation National Player of the Year as a sophomore in '36 · never played basketball before enrolling at Notre Dame · led the Irish in scoring in '35-36 (11.3 ppg), '36-37 (13.2 ppg) and '37-38 (10.5 ppg) · earned three monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program.
Two-time consensus All-American (1999-00 and '00-01) · three-time all-BIG EAST selection · '00 and '01 BIG EAST player of the Year · '99 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year · one of three captains on both the '99-00 and '00-01 teams · ranks fifth in Irish history in scoring with 2,011 points · also ranks second all-time in free throws made (587) and attempted (755), fourth in blocked shots (126), fifth in scoring average (21.4 ppg), fifth in blocked shots average (1.3 bpg), sixth in field goals made (680), sixth in rebounds (924), eighth in games started (93) ninth in field goals attempted (1, 370) and 11th in rebounding average (9.8 rpg) · holds school single-season records in free throws made (261), free throws attempted (323), games played (37) and games started (37), all coming in the '99-00 campaign · 14th overall pick, by Golden State, in the '01 NBA draft.
Three-time consensus All-American (1935-36, '36-37 and '37-38) · helped the Irish claim the Helms Foundation national championship as a sophomore in '36 · averaged 7.0 points per game as a sophomore, 7.2 as a junior and 7.5 as a senior · native of South Bend · earned three monograms as a member of the Fighting Irish.
Earned consensus All-America honors in 1947-48, as well as garnering a second team selection in '46-47 and a 3rd team selection in '48-49 · captained the '49-50 squad · one of 43 1,000-point scorers in school history (1,065) · paced the '49-50 team in scoring with 14.9 points per game · earned four monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program · selected by Minneapolis with the first overall pick in the '50 NBA draft.
Second team All-American in 1981-82, as well as a third team selection in '82-83 · captain of the '82-83 Irish squad · currently stands at 18th place on the school's all-time scoring ledger with 1,366 points · also ranks seventh in Notre Dame history in assists (411), eighth in steals (133) and steals average (1.2 spg), ninth in assist average (3.7), 16th in field goals made (559), 23rd in games played (112) and 24th in field goals attempted (1,062) · led the Irish in scoring in '81-82 and '82-83 with averages of 16.4 and 17.7 ppg, respectively · two-time Academic All-American · drafted by San Antonio in the first round of the '83 NBA draft.
Currently ranks 30th in Notre Dame history in scoring with 1,153 points · also ranks third all-time in rebounding average (14.3 rpg), seventh in scoring average (18.9 ppg), ninth in rebounds (872), 18th in field goals attempted (1,157) and 24th in field goals made (488) · holds the Notre Dame single-season record for rebounding average with 17.7 rpg in '63-64 · selected to the NABC All-Star game in '65 · taken by Detroit in the fourth round of the '65 NBA draft.
Third team All-American in 1986-87 and a second team selection in '87-88 · co-captain of the '87-88 squad · currently ranks fourth in school history in scoring with 2,058 points · second in Notre Dame history in assists (586) · also ranks second all-time in steals (201) and steals average (1.7 spg), second in games started (116), fourth in assists average (5.0 apg) and three-point field goal percentage (.406), ninth in games played (118), 11th all-time in three-point field goals made (67) and 13th in three-point field goals attempted (165) · selected to the '87 NCAA Championship All-Regional team · earned four monograms while a member of the Fighting Irish · selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the '88 NBA draft.
First team All-American in 1953-54 · currently ranks 27th on the Notre Dame all-time scoring ledger with 1,227 points · became the first player in school history to average more than 20 points per game in a season in '53-54 · career average of 16.4 ppg ranks 16th in school history · stands at seventh place all-time in field goals attempted (1,408), 13th in free throws attempted (453) and 15th in free throws made (313) · named to the '53 NCAA Championship All-Regional team · earned three monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program · served as athletic director at Notre Dame for eight years · taken first overall in the '54 NBA draft by Fort Wayne.
Co-captain of the 1964-65 Notre Dame squad · owns the school record for career rebounding average with 16.9 rpg · also stands at second in Notre Dame history in total rebounds (1,146) · led the '63-64 Irish in rebounding (16.8 rpg), and repeated as team leader in the same category in '64-65 (16.4 rpg) · averaged 14.3 ppg as a sophomore, 17.4 ppg as a junior and 16.4 ppg as a senior ... earned three monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program · drafted in the 13th round of the '65 NBA draft by Baltimore.
Consensus All-American in 1973-74, in addition to a 1st team selection in '72-73 · co-captained both the '72-73 and '73-74 squads · currently ranks 20th on the all-time Notre Dame scoring ledger with 1,334 points · owns the school record in career field goal percentage with a .610 mark · also ranks 15th in school history in rebounds (684) · led the team in scoring and rebounding in both of his years on the team · only able to play two seasons due to health reasons ·the fourth overall pick, by Phoenix, in the '74 NBA draft.
First team All-American in 1954-55 · served as captain of the '54-55 Irish · currently stands in 21st place on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 1,314 points · career scoring average of 15.5 points per game is 22nd in school history · also ranks fourth in Notre Dame history in free throws attempted (686), eighth in free throws made (426) and 16th in field goals attempted with 1,209 · named to the '53 NCAA Championship All-Regional team · earned four monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program.
One of four captains of the 2003-04 Notre Dame squad · currently ranks 8th on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 1,783 points · owns the Irish career record for assists with 638 · career scoring average of 18.0 points per game ranks 11th on the school's all-time list · also ranks second all-time in three-point field goals made (250) and three-point field goals attempted (682), third in steals (184), 11th in three-point field goal percentage · '02 BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team selection · two-time BIG EAST All-Conference team selection · '02 National Freshman of the Year · recorded the only triple-double in Notre Dame history against New Hampshire on 11-16-01 (24 points, 11 assists, 11 steals).
Three-time All-America selection (1978-79, '79-80, '80-81) · one of three captains of the '80-81 squad · currently ranks ninth on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 1,719 points · career scoring average of 15.4 points per game ranks 24th in school history · also ranks sixth in free throws made (461), eighth in field goals made (629) and free throws attempted (578), ninth in free throw percentage (.798), 10th in field goal percentage (.548), 15th in games started (81), 17th in assists (217), and 24th in rebounds (606) · two-time NCAA Championship All-Regional team selection ('78 and '79) · CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in '79 · earned four monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program · first round pick by Detroit in the '81 NBA draft.
Currently ranks 11th on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 1,580 points · stands at fourth place in school history in rebounds with 1,043 and fifth in rebounding average with 12.4 rpg · also ranks 10th in free throws made (362) and free throws attempted (543) recorded five 20-point, 20-rebound performances - the most in school history · earned three monograms as a member of the Notre Dame program · selected by Boston in the eighth round of the '69 NBA draft.
Served as co-captain of the 1992-93 squad, and one of five captains of the '93-94 Notre Dame team · currently ranks 16th in school history in scoring with 1,371 points · career scoring average of 15.4 points per game ranks 24th in Irish history · also stands at 23rd in field goals made (497) and 25th in rebounding average (6.8 rpg) · led the '92-93 and '93-94 squads in scoring and rebounding · earned three monograms as a member of the Fighting Irish · first round pick in the '94 NBA draft by New York.