north_border_eagles2106 wrote:I'll do this again but just from the North Border Eagles co-op.
Hmmm. Eight years later, see if anybody views this:
Understanding that your team is predominantly from later years, but allow me to introduce some 50+ years of perspective. First of all, I can say with absolute confidence that the best Pembina/Neche/North Border team I ever saw was NOT the team that won State. The mid-80's team that got beat in the regional finals was unreal. Big and athletic. Like watching 5 race horses steaming up and down the court. The title team would have had no answers for their front court. Vosper was 6'4". Don't think he could touch the rim jumping off one foot, but was the best 2-foot jumper I saw. Opening tip against Edinburgh, he was a full hand above Guldseth. Volk and Anderson were matchup nightmares. The backcourt was athletic but average. Hagerty was an epic ball-handler and could shoot. Fun to watch. Jarvis was an absolute lockdown defender and that was about it.
Cory Berg- 6'2", played about 6 inches taller. Just destroyed people on the block. I believe he scored something like 40 points one game, on 18 for 18 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line.
Austin was the better player. Kind of reminded me of Greg when Greg was out of high school a couple of years. Athletic and a pure scorer (first in state his senior year, I believe).
Greg was raw in high school, but like Berg, played 1/2 foot taller than he was. Huge jumper and dominant rebounder. Rumor has it, in a amateur league game, he took Steve Brekke (sp?) behind the woodshed for about 45 points.
Brian Anderson. 6'3" with an absolutely explosive first step.
Old School: Dean Ritter. Broad shoulder, bullish, with a complete game.