Griz Basketball by the #'s "History of the Silverbacks"

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Took some time to put together a list of the best Montana Grizzly players based on the number they wore.

-I've been watching UM Basketball since the late 70's and have tried to pick the best at each number. However it is not a perfect science and with the older players Im just going off stats but that really not fair as the game changed so much over the decades
-- When I though players were real similar I added to the number. IE #10 has 3 players listed.
--- Would like some input on the older players.
---- Can anyone find a great UM player that used Number 13, 21, 35, 43, 45 & 55?
----Or any old oddball numbers like #8 & #6
----- Basketball now does not use any numbers over 55 or that end in 6,7,8, or 9.

*= In the University of Montana Basketball Hall of Fame or UM HOF.


Uniform Number, Player(s) and Dates played
0- Mike Oguine (2015-19)
1- Mario Dunn (2013-17)
2- Jordan Hasquet (2004-09)
3- *Robert (Bob) O’Billovich (1960-62) (Pix was blurred #5?)
4- Sayeed Pridgett (2016-20) & *Louis (Lou) Rocheleau (1946-49)
5- Will Cherry (2009-13) & *Russell Sherrif (1956-58)
7- *Naseby Rhinehart Sr. (1933-35) & *Rudolph (Zip) Rhoades (1955-57)
9- *Ed Argenbright (1000 Point Scorer) (1954-56)

10- *Eric Hayes (1973-75) & Scott Zanon (1983-87), *Jim Powell (1957-59)
11- *Ray Howard (1954-57)
12- Kevin Criswell (2006-09) & Marc Glass (1980-84)
13-
14- Ahmaad Rorie (2015-19)
15- Delvon Anderson (1990-92)
16- *Charles (Timmer) Moses (1946-48)

20- *Micheal Ray Richardson (1974-78)
21-
22- Roger Fasting (1987-92) & Matt Martin (2004-08)
23- Anthony Johnson (2008-10) & *Ray "Lightnin'" Lucien (Also wore #24) (1961-63)
24- Doug Selvig (1000 Points & top 10 in Assists) (1980-84)
25- *Charles Davis (1952 All-American) (1947, 52-53)

30- *Ben DeMers (1974-76) & *Timothy Aldrich (1962-64), Craig Henkel (1975-79)
31- *Edward Anderson (1952-54)
32- Kareem Jamar (2010-14)
33- Shawn Samuelson (1992-96)
34- Kevin Kearney (1989-91) & Andrew Strait (2004-08), Rod Brandon (1977-81)
35-

40- *Ken McKenzie (1973-75) & Craig Zanon (1977-81)
41- Brian Qvale (2007-11)
42- *Larry Krystowiak (1982-85)
43-
44- Wayne Tinkle (also wore #50) (1985-89) & *Derrick Pope (1980-83)
45- *Rae Greene (1939-41)

50- Kamarr Davis (2003-05) & Martin Breunig (2014-16)
51- *Bob Cope (Also wore #20) (1947-50)
52- Daren Engellant (1988-92), Craig Larson (1979-84)
53 *Jack Burgess (1940-44)
54- Larry McBride (1981-86)
55-


(*) These players are in the University of Montana Basketball Hall of Fame,
No Uniform Numbers for these years

*Roy McPhail (1905-08)
*Ed Wenger (1906-08)
*Arthuar Bishop (1907-09)
*Ray Hamilton (1907-09)
*Fred Whistler (1912-13)
*Edwin Cummins (1913-1916)
*Ernest Prescott (1914-18)
*Harry Adams (1915-16 & 1919-21)
*William Larkin (1917-21)
*George "Jiggs" Dahlberg (The Arena is named after him!) (1923-25)
*Edward (Chief) Illman (1924-26)
*Russell Sweet (1925-27)
*Sam Kain (1926-28)
*Edward Chinske (1928-30)
*Billy LeRoy Rohlffs (1929-31)

Had Uniform Numbers (Pictures are hard to see)
*William Lazetich (1937-39)
*Bernard Ryan (1938-40)
*William DeGroot (1940-42)
*Richard Carstensen (1947-50)
*John Eaheart (1948-50)


Other Notable Players
Timmy Falls (2017- Current) #1
Travis DeCuire (1991-94) #4
*Steve Lowry (1961-63) #4
Shane Cristensen #10
Jordan Gregory (2011-15) #10
*Dave Gustafson (1968-70) #12
*Johnny Cheek (1946-48) #14
*"Dapper" Daniel (Dan) Balko (1958-60) #14
LeRoy Washington (1981-85) #14
Mike Warhank (1996-00) #14
Blaine Taylor (1977-81) #14
*Charles G. Miller (1936-38) #15
Keron DeShields (2011-16) #15
Jamar Akoh (2017-19) #15
*Mike Murray (1970-72) #20
Jeremy Lake (1991-95) #20
Tony Reed (1984-89) #20 & #12
*Robin Selvig (1972-74) #22
Derek Selvig (2008-12) #24
Chris Spoja (1993-97) #24
Micheal John Richardson (1974-76) #24
*Robert (Bob) Sparks (1950-52) #24
*Allan Nielsen (1976-79) #32
Rob Hurley (1980-84) #32
*Harold Sherbeck (1950-52) #33
KC McGowen #34
Matt Kempfert (1991-95) #40
*Dan Sullivan (1960-62) #40
Kyle Sharp (2005-09) #40
John Stroeder (1976-80) #42
*Bill “Biff ” Hall (1939-41) #54
*Jim Graham (1947-50) #54
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Just thought it might spur some debate and discussion
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What # was Tony Miller?
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GoldStandardGriz wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 pm
What # was Tony Miller?
34
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Pretty damn interesting Payton. Thanks
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Ray Lucien?

"Lightnin!"
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citay wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Ray Lucien?

"Lightnin!"
He was before my time, but everyone that saw him play said he was rally fast!!!
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It should be noted that Martin Breunig only wore jersey number 50 during his redshirt year and never actually on the court to the best of my knowledge. Unless I’m mistaken he wore 12 for his entire playing time at UM.
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I played frosh BB with Ray Lucian at UM. Very fast and a truly good person. Absolutely belongs on Payton's list.
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THE BETCH wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:01 pm
I played frosh BB with Ray Lucian at UM. Very fast and a truly good person. Absolutely belongs on Payton's list.
I didn't realize you played hoops. Cool.

Terrific list by Payton. Wow.
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You are missing IMHO:
Rod Brandon
Craig Henkel
Craig Zanon
Craig Larson
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OX Griz wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:01 pm
You are missing IMHO:
Rod Brandon
Craig Henkel
Craig Zanon
Craig Larson
What is this, Craigslist?

No matter their number, I'd like to nominate all players who endured Craig Hall.
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#'s 20 and 42 should be retired. I'll never understand why they're not.

These two are heads, shoulders and professional careers ahead of the rest.

Two were for football.

Why not basketball?

What are we going to do, honor them eventually, posthumously?

Sheesh!
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I see a couple all-time UM greats wore #7......Naseby Rhinehart Sr. and Zip Rhoades. Both UM Basketball Hall of Famers and ambassadors for the University. I'm proud to have met and visited with both of them.

Didn't see the other Rhodes (PR's guy) on any of the lists.
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Mousegriz wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:32 pm
I see a couple all-time UM greats wore #7......Naseby Rhinehart Sr. and Zip Rhoades. Both UM Basketball Hall of Famers and ambassadors for the University. I'm proud to have met and visited with both of them.

Didn't see the other Rhodes (PR's guy) on any of the lists.
Good call, Mouse. Zip has got to be on that list somewhere.

And how about Russ Sheriff from Helena? I believe he was the next year after the Fabulous Frosh. At least that's what my grandfather told me.
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citay wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Mousegriz wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:32 pm
I see a couple all-time UM greats wore #7......Naseby Rhinehart Sr. and Zip Rhoades. Both UM Basketball Hall of Famers and ambassadors for the University. I'm proud to have met and visited with both of them.

Didn't see the other Rhodes (PR's guy) on any of the lists.
Good call, Mouse. Zip has got to be on that list somewhere.

And how about Russ Sheriff from Helena? I believe he was the next year after the Fabulous Frosh. At least that's what my grandfather told me.
Sheriff is at #5
Rhodes is #7
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OX Griz wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:01 pm
You are missing IMHO:
Rod Brandon
Craig Henkel
Craig Zanon
Craig Larson
Craig Zannon is listed at #40

Will effort the other three as I agree...
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Rod Brandon #34
Craig Larson #52
Craig Henkel #30
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I find it hard to believe that in the history of UM there is not a famous #21
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Awesome list! Great job. I think #35 will be filled in about 3 years.
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