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Old 10-21-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default The Ah Chew Goo thread got me thinking... Bevo Francis

Possibly the greatest college player ever, two 110+ games (116 and 113) in college, 50.1ppg in 1953 (NCAA record, but they knocked it down to 48.3, because some of the games were against JC's, including the 116 performance), 48ppg in 1954. Was drafted by Philly, but opted not to play. This all from a 6'9" jump shooter.

Sorry if someone has brought up Bevo before, Goo thread gave me a flashback.

"Francis convinced me. He was a great player. He was an excellent shooter from the floor and was big enough to control the boards. And don’t overlook his playing companions. They were an excellent college team. Bevo was to Rio Grande what Larry Bird was to Indiana State later." - Tony Hinkle, Hall of Fame former Coach, Butler University. (Wikipedia)

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Old 10-21-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Ah Chew Goo thread got me thinking... Bevo Francis

He opted not to play? So he never played professional basketball? Why?
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Default Re: The Ah Chew Goo thread got me thinking... Bevo Francis

He was an idiot to not play in the NBA. Could of been a great player it seems.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Ah Chew Goo thread got me thinking... Bevo Francis

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He was an idiot to not play in the NBA. Could of been a great player it seems.

From what I have read, he was the "family man" type, that was more important to him, apparently.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: The Ah Chew Goo thread got me thinking... Bevo Francis

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From what I have read, he was the "family man" type, that was more important to him, apparently.
I could see that happening back in that times. However, it's 2003 and not 1953, it's a whole different story.
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