RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
ALL-AMERICA PLAYERS CHARLEY HYATT Three-time All-America
SYKES REED One-time All America
(1927-28) (1928-29) (1929-30) 6-0 F Uniontown, Pa.
(1927-28) 6-0 Guard Braddock, Pa.
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959. Member of the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and member of its All-Time College Basketball Team. One of only 18 players in NCAA Division I basketball history to earn three All-America honors. NCAA Consensus First Team AllAmerica (1929 and 1930). Three-time Helms Foundation All-America selection (‘28-’30). Named Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930). Listed in the NCAA's "Men's Basketball's Finest" Publication. Member of two national title teams (1928 and 1930). Led the nation in scoring twice (1927-28 and 1929-30). In both years, Pitt won national titles. Member of the first consensus All-America team (1929). Led Pittsburgh to a three-year
Named a Helms Foundation AllAmerica (1927-28). Helped lead Pittsburgh to its first national championship (1928). Known for his speed and quickness. Senior captain on 1927-28 squad that finished undefeated at 21-0. One of two All-Americans on the 1927-28 squad (Charley Hyatt was the other). Backcourt mate on the 1927-28 national title team, Stanley Wrobleski, played at same high school, Braddock High School. record of 60-7, including national championships in 1928 and 1930. Scored 880 points during his career, averaging 13.1 points per game. Concluded career with 366 field goals made and 148 free throws made in 67 games played and averaged a season-best 14.3 points in 1928-29.
CLAIRE CRIBBS Two-time All-America (1933-34) (1934-35) 6-0 Guard Jeannette, Pa. Selected NCAA Consensus First Team All-America after both the 1933-34 and 1934-35 seasons. Named Helms Foundation First Team All-America in both 1933-34 and 1934-35. Led Pittsburgh to three-straight Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball titles. Member of the following Halls of Fame: Ohio Coaches, Westmoreland County and Ohio Chapter of the Dapper Dan.
DON SMITH One-time All-America (1932-33) 6-0 Guard Pittsburgh, Pa. Named NCAA Consensus First Team All-America (1932-33). Selected Helms Foundation First Team All-America (1932-33). Led the Panthers to a 17-5 record and Eastern Intercollegiate Championship in 1932-33. Third All-America player coached by H.C. Carlson.
BILLY KNIGHT One-time All-America (1973-74) 6-7 Forward Braddock, Pa.
DON HENNON Two-time All-America (1957-58) (1958-59) 5-8 1/2 Guard Wampum, Pa. Elected to the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame (1970). NCAA Consensus (AP and UPI) First Team All-America (1958). UPI First Team All-America (195758 and 1958-59). Helms Foundation All-America (1957-58 and 1958-59). Listed in the NCAA’s “Men’s Basketball Finest” Publication. Led Pittsburgh to two NCAA appearances. Scored 1,841 career points and averaged 24.2 points over his three-year career. Scored 30-plus points 23 times and 20-plus points 52 times.
NCAA Consensus Second Team All-America in 1973-74. United Press International Third Team All-America selection in 1973-74. Considered Pittsburgh’s finest all-around player ever. Led Panthers to a 25-4 record, including a school-record 22 consecutive wins in 1973-74. Pittsburgh reached the 1974 NCAA Regional finals, losing in the NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” to top-ranked and eventual national champion North Carolina State. Concluded career with 1,731 points (22.2 points per game), 938 rebounds (12.0 rebounds per game) in 78 career games played.
Averaged over 20.0 points and over 10.0 rebounds per game in each of his three seasons, the only player in Pitt history to achieve this distinction. Shot an astounding .522 from the field (750-1,436) over his threeyear career.
Published on Oct 24, 2011
Published on Oct 24, 2011
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