PA, Best State for Basketball Players?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if athletes had to play for the city or state that they were originally from? Which state would have the best basketball team? Would you be proud of your team? I am going to put together the best team for my home state, Pennsylvania. Check out your state and see if they would be a contender. This is obviously going to be based on my opinion. Comments and additions are welcomed. Discuss and argue. Tell me where I went wrong. Let me know YOUR state’s team. Would they beat mine?
PG- Pete Maravich – Aliquippa, PA *
24.2 PPG, 5.4 APG, 4.2 APG
SG- Earl Monroe – Philadelphia, PA *
18.8 PPG, 3.9 APG, 3.0 RPG
SF- Kobe Bryant – Philadelphia, PA
25.3 PPG, 4.7 APG, 5.3 RPG
PF- Maurice Stokes – Pittsburgh, PA *
16.4 PPG, 5.3 APG, 17.3 RPG
C- Wilt Chamberlain – Philadelphia, PA *
30.1 PPG, 4.4 APG, 22.9 RPG
If you ask me, that’s a darn good starting 5. 4 Hall of Famers, and a sure fire Hall of Famer. That would cause some problems for any defense. Too much all around talent to contain this entire line up for an entire game. The bench, even with an obvious drop off, still has some solid role players in there.
G- Paul Arizin – Philadelphia, PA *
22.8 PPG, 2.3 APG, 8.6 RPG
G- Tyreke Evans – Chester, PA
19.1 PPG, 5.7 APG, 5.1 RPG
G- Willie Somerset – Sharon, PA
21.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 4.6 RPG
F- Richard Hamilton – Coatesville, PA
17.7 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.2 RPG
F- Rasheed Wallace – Philadelphia, PA
14.6 PPG, 1.8 APG, 6.7 RPG
C- Mo Lucas – Pittsburgh, PA
14.6 PPG, 2.4 APG, 9.1 RPG
* Denotes Hall Of Famer
How does your state compare? I think Pennsylvania would have a little bit of everything. Great passing, scoring, shooting, speed, defense, rebounding. All of the above. I think we would probably own you. Disagree? Let us know!
To look up your state’s players click here, then replace the “PA” in the web address with your state!
Posted on May 27, 2011, in SPORTS/ACTIVITIES and tagged Basketball, Bryant, Chamberlain, earl, Kobe, maravich, monroe, NBA, PA, Pennsylvania, pete, Philadelphia, State, Wilt. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.