Monday, February 06, 2006

Lloyd, McCarter, Murrell, Orebaugh, O'Connor Headline List of 80 Players On Drake's All-Decade Basketball Teams

Eighty former Drake basketball players have been selected to eight all-decade teams named in conjunction with the Bulldogs celebrating their 100th year of intercollegiate basketball.

The lists are headed by Lewis Lloyd, Willie McCarter, Red Murrell [pictured on the right], Chuck Orebaugh and Walt O'Connor. Murrell, who owns eight Drake records including career points (1,657), headlines the 1950s all-decade team.

Orebaugh, a native of Des Moines, was Drake's first all-American in 1936-37 and led the Bulldogs to their first two Missouri Valley Conference championships in basketball in 1935 and 1936.

O'Connor, named to the 1940s all-decade team, led the Valley in scoring as a senior en route to earning All-American honors in 1940-41.

McCarter, named to the Helms Athletic Foundation first-team All-American squad as a senior in 1969, was the leading scorer (20.4-point average) on the Drake team which went 26-5, finishing third in the 1969 NCAA Final Four. He was named to the 1969 All-NCAA Final Four Tournament team and also named the most valuable player in the 1969 NCAA Midwest Regional.

A two-time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Lloyd was selected to The Associated Press all-America third team in 1979-80 and 1980-81. He ranked second in the nation in scoring (30.2 average) and rebounding (15) as a junior, becoming the first college player in 29 years to finish second or higher in both categories. He averaged 26.3 points as a senior, leading Drake to the National Invitation Tournament. He set the Drake record for most career 30-point games at 22.

A 20-man all-time Drake basketball team will be disclosed Friday during a banquet at the Olmsted Center. Tickets are available by calling 271-1946. The celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social followed by dinner and a ceremony in Parents Hall. The cost for the dinner is $25. Reservations need to be made by Tuesday by calling 271-1946 or emailing

The all-century team will be presented to the public on this Saturday, Feb. 11, during a special ceremony at halftime of the men's basketball game against Evansville. Tip-off will be at 7:05 p.m. Fans can enjoy the dinner and receive a game ticket to the men's game on Feb. 11 for only $35. For more information call 271-1946.


(Current residence listed in parenthesis)


Center - *Chauncey McKinley
Forwards - *Harold Ebert *Robert Hawley, * Ralph Warnock, *Harley Wilhelm *Chuck Everett; *Bill Boeltler; *Ted Payseur


Centers - *Forrest Swan; *Ned Swan
Forwards - *Paul Griffith; *Lynn King; *Billy McCloud; *Frank Smith
Guards - *Nick Miletich, *John Monahan, *Chuck Orebaugh, *Wayne Xanders


Center - John Pritchard (Florence, Ariz.)
Forwards - *Toky Ahrenkiel; Gordon Flick (Oceanside, Calif.), Art Ollrich (Mankato, Minn.); Gene Ollrich (Arroyo Grande, Calif.); John Rennicke (Baxter, Minn.)
Guards - *Walt O'Connor; Bill Evans (Avondale, Ariz.)


Center - *Willie Cerf
Forwards - Ben Bumbry (Quincy, Ill.); Red Murrell (Bartlesville, Okla.); Bob Tealer (Richmond, Calif.)
Guards - Dan Callahan (Sioux City, Iowa); Jim Carey (Garden City, Kan.); Dan DeRuyter (Sioux Center, Iowa); George Funk (Marshalltown, Iowa); *Gus Guydon, Tom Hyland (Clive, Iowa); *Gus Ollrich; Dean Showers (San Rafael, Calif.)


Centers - Dave Hansen (Earlham, Iowa); Bob Netolicky (Carmel, Ind.); Dave Terre (The Colony, Texas); *Marv Torrence
Forwards - Gene Bogash (Mingo, Iowa); McCoy McLemore (Houston, Texas); Dolph Pulliam (Des Moines, Iowa), Willie Wise (Seattle, Wash.)
Guards - Don Draper (West Des Moines, Iowa); Billy Foster (Des Moines, Iowa); Billy Hahn (Muncie, Ind.); Willie McCarter (Jackson, Mich.), Gene West (Ankeny, Iowa)


Centers - Tom Bush (Evanston, Ill.); Andy Graham (Paris, France); Rick Wanamaker (Clive, Iowa)
Forwards - Dennis Bell (Kentwood, Mich.); Lawrence Haralson (Jonesboro, Ga.); Ken Harris (Cincinnati, Ohio); Jeff Halliburton (Streamwood, Ill.)); Leon Huff (Finland); Wayne Kreklow (Columbia, Mo.); Terry McKissick (Milwaukee, Wis.); Al Williams (Doralville, Ga.)
Guards - Terry Benka (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bobby Jones (Louisville, Ky.); *Gary Zeller


Center - Bart Friedrick (Sioux City, Iowa)
Forwards - Lewis Lloyd (Philadelphia, Pa.); Melvin Mathis (Baltimore, Md.); Michael Morgan (Marietta, Ga.); Sam Roark (Kansas City, Kan.)
Guards - Glenn Martin (Shoreline, Wash.); David Miller (Des Moines, Iowa); Pop Wright (West Des Moines, Iowa); Terry Youngbauer (Muscatine, Iowa)


Forwards - William Celestine (Los Angeles, Calif.); Kevin Sams (Williamsburg, Iowa);
BJ Windhorst (West Des Moines, Iowa)
Guards - Jeff Allen (Allen, Texas); Lynnrick Rogers (Walnut Creek, Calif.); Matt Woodley (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

NOTE: To be selected to all-decade teams, athletes must have played at least two years of basketball.