Men's Basketball 'All-Time Team' as determined by online fan voting announced
Note: The "H-E-B salutes 100 years of Texas Men's Basketball: A century of excellence" is a 2006 promotion celebrating 100 years of basketball competition at The University of Texas. The top 100 moments, All-Decade teams and All-Time Team were chosen in 2006 and are not updated.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas, in partnership with H-E-B, is pleased to announce the five-player "All-Time Texas Basketball Team" as determined by on-line fan voting. The fans' team consists of guards T.J. Ford and Travis Mays, forwards Raymond Downs and Mike Wacker and center LaSalle Thompson.
Over 12,500 votes were cast throughout the month of February via UT's official web site, www.TexasSports.com, to determine the fans' all-time team. Fans were allowed to vote for two guards, two forwards and one center from a list of former players who were each named to respective All-Decade teams by an in-house panel from the UT Athletics Media Relations Office. Downs was the leading individual vote-getter with 7,955 votes.
Ford (2002-03) earned the Naismith and Wooden Awards in 2003 as college basketball's National Player of the Year. A consensus first-team All-America choice in 2003, he is the only UT player to have his number retired.
Mays (1987-90) was a two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year (1989-90) and a three-time first-team All-Southwest Conference pick. He ranks second in UT history in career points (2,279) and career three-pointers made (246) and was the first player in school history to reach the 2,000-point plateau.
Downs (1955-57) was a two-time second-team All-America selection (1956-57) and a two-time first-team All-Southwest Conference selection. He still holds the UT record for career scoring average (22.3 ppg) and single-season scoring average (26.0 ppg in 1955-56).
Wacker (1981-82, '85) was a first-team All-Southwest Conference pick in 1985, when he led the team in scoring (16.7 ppg). He was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1999.
Thompson (1980-82) was a Helms All-America choice in 1982 and a two-time first-team All-Southwest Conference choice (1981-82). He led the nation in rebounding in 1982 (13.5 rpg) and is one of only two players in school history to record at least 1,000 points (1,463 points) and 1,000 rebounds (1,027 rebounds).
Fan Voting Results