After Purdue snapped the Badgers 10 game winning streak yesterday I feel it only fitting to finish something left undone for some weeks now. Previously I brought you a pictorial guide entitled Know Your UW Badgers: The White Guy Edition, and now I bring you the black men of Wisconsin basketball. While fewer in number, Past members of this exclusive fraternity have performed at the highest level. Micheal Finley, Devon Harris, and Alando Tucker have all been drafted into the NBA, and there may be another future pro pictured below.
Marcus Landry: The Junior Forward is a Wisconsin product whose older brother Carl played ball for Purdue. Playing significantly more minutes than he did as an underclassman Marcus is putting up about 11 ppg and 5 rpg in 28mpg. He has range (shoots 40% + from beyond the arc) and plays taller than his listed height of 6’7″. Also he wears Horace Grant’s old Rec Specs, which makes the young man by definition Old School (also it makes him awesome in NBA Jam TE).
Trevon Hughes: Sophomore guard who spent last year playing behind the graduating Kamron Taylor. He’s getting 30 mpg, and putting up 13ppg, but his assists total is as embarrassing low as is his FT%. The upside is that he’s young, but if he’s to lead the Badgers deep into the Tournament his play needs improvement.
Michael Flowers: A Senior guard, he’s playing close to 30 mpg, and putting up nearly 10 points per game. He’s shown steady improvement every year, and UW will need his leadership to finish strong and win some games in March.
Morris Cain: Junior from Glendale WI. Hasn’t averaged more than 2 minutes a game his entire career. He’s a bit undersized for a forward, kind of a tweener G/F. This is the only know photograph of Mr. Cain.
Wquinton Smith: No I did not misspell his name. This freshman walk-on is a Milwaukee native. He’s played all of one minute of one game this year, so nobody knows too much about him. Including how to pronounce his name. Is it Win-ton, wah-Quin-ton, or Quinn-ten? I’m sure we’ll find out next year, but just in case you see #2 on the floor for UW, here’s the only picture I could find…
I told you this would be much shorter than Pt. I, but even I didn’t think it would go by this quick. Since I actually get to see the Indiana game on Thursday (8pm CT on ESPN) I might blog it live, might not, we’ll see. Also, the lolz continue in Miami as Paul Pasqualoni will likely be the new defensive coordinator for the Dolphins, so if I feel motivated Episode 2 of the Sparanos will be forthcoming.