ST. LOUIS – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Billiken men’s basketball program, Saint Louis University’s department of athletics today announced the Billiken Basketball All-Century Team.
The team, comprising of 16 players and three coaches, was selected by fans via balloting at SLU men’s basketball home games as well as online voting.
The All-Century Team will be recognized during the Feb. 22 men’s basketball game against La Salle.
“We are proud to announce the men’s basketball All-Century Team on the 100th anniversary of the start of the program,” SLU Director of Athletics Chris May said. “Each member of the team has played an integral role in the history and heritage of our men’s basketball program, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Chaifetz Arena on Feb. 22.”
The All-Century Team is as follows, along with short bios. The players will be featured on SLUBillikens.com throughout the season leading up to the All-Century Team celebration on Feb. 22.
Anthony Bonner (1986-90)
Dick Boushka (1951-55)
Erwin Claggett (1991-95)
Monroe Douglass (1985-89)
Dwayne Evans (2010-14)
Bob Ferry (1956-59)
Roland Gray (1985-89)
Scott Highmark (1991-95)
Larry Hughes (1997-98)
Jordair Jett (2010-14)
Kevin Lisch (2005-09)
Ed Macauley (1945-49)
Dan Miller (1945-48)
Jack Mimlitz (1955-58)
Kwamain Mitchell (2008-13)
Joe Wiley (1967-70)
Eddie Hickey (1947-58)
Rick Majerus (2007-12)
Charlie Spoonhour (1992-99)
Anthony Bonner | F | 1986-90 | St. Louis, Mo.
Billikens’ all-time leading scorer (1,972 points) and rebounder (1,424 rebounds) … SLU’s leading scorer during two seasons … his 654 points in 1989-90 are second most all-time at SLU … two-time first-team All-Conference selection … enjoyed a six-year career in the NBA ... earned a BA in communication in 1990.
Dick Boushka | F | 1951-55 | Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Second all-time on the Billikens in scoring average (19.2 ppg) … 11th all-time with 1,440 points … led SLU in scoring for three years … All-America in 1954-55 … won gold medal with the United States during the 1956 Summer Olympics ... earned a BS in geophysical engineering in 1955.
Erwin Claggett | G | 1991-95 | Venice, Ill.
Second all-time leading scorer for the Billikens in total points (1,910) … SLU’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made (295) and attempted (716) … Billikens’ leading scorer for three years … three-time first-team All-Conference selection … made NCAA Tournament appearances in 1993-94 and 1994-95 ... earned a BA in educational studies in 2001.
Monroe Douglass | G | 1985-89 | St. Louis, Mo.
Fourth all-time leading scorer for the Billikens in total points (1,877) … led the Billikens in scoring during two seasons … two-time All-Conference selection.
Dwayne Evans | F | 2010-14 | Bolingbrook, Ill.
Ninth in career scoring (1,499 points) and fourth in career rebounds (942) for the Billikens … two-time first-team All-Conference selection … twice led the Billikens in scoring, and led SLU in rebounding all four years … helped SLU to three NCAA Tournament appearances ... earned a BS in business administration in 2014.
Bob Ferry | C | 1956-59 | St. Louis, Mo.
Scored 1,128 points in his career … his scoring average of 21.8 ppg during the 1958-59 season is third highest in school history … All-America in 1958-59 … played 10 seasons in the NBA earned a BS in general studeis in 1959.
Roland Gray | F | 1985-89 | St. Louis, Mo.
Third all-time leading scorer for the Billikens in total points (1,880) … led the Billikens in scoring one season … All-Conference selection in 1986-87 ... earned a BA in communication in 1989.
Scott Highmark | G | 1991-95 | St. Louis, Mo.
Fifth all-time leading scorer for the Billikens in total points (1,703) … Billikens’ only two-time Academic All-American … two-time All-Conference selection … made NCAA Tournament appearances in 1993-94 and 1994-95 ... earned a BS in business administration in 1995.
Larry Hughes | G | 1997-98 | St. Louis, Mo.
Scored a school-record 670 points in his lone season with the Billikens … named an Associated Press All-American and was selected national Freshman of the Year by four publications … helped SLU to an NCAA Tournament appearance … played 14 seasons in the NBA.
Jordair Jett | G | 2010-14 | St. Paul, Minn.
Third in career assists (422) and steals (174) and 18th in career scoring (1,239 points) for the Billikens … A-10 Player of the Year in 2014 … Associated Press All-American in 2014 ... helped SLU to three NCAA Tournament appearances ... earned a BA in communication in 2014.
Kevin Lisch | G | 2005-09 | Belleville, Ill.
Sixth all-time leading scorer for the Billikens in total points (1,687) … second all-time in 3-pointers made (259) … Academic All-American in 2009 … three-time All-Conference selection … twice led the Billikens in scoring ... earend a BS in business adminsitration and an MBA in 2009.
Ed Macauley | C | 1945-49 | St. Louis, Mo.
Two-time consensus All-America pick (1948, 1949) … AP Player of the Year in 1949 … helped the Billikens to the NIT championship in 1948 … scored 1,402 points during his career … scored 11,234 points in 10 NBA seasons … member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ... earned a BA in history in 1949.
Dan Miller | G | 1945-48 | St. Louis, Mo.
Two-time All-Conference selection … helped the Billikens to the NIT championship in 1948 … member of the Billiken Hall of Fame ... earned a BS in accounting in 1948.
Jack Mimlitz | F | 1955-58 | St. Louis, Mo.
Scored 1,118 points during his career … led the Billikens in scoring one season … two-time All-Conference selection … helped the Billikens to the NCAA Tournament in 1957 ... earned a BA in education and an MS in education in 1958.
Kwamain Mitchell | G | 2008-13 | Milwaukee, Wis.
Seventh all-time at SLU in career points (1,575) and fourth in assists (420) and steals (172) … twice named All-Conference … helped the Billikens to two NCAA Tournament appearances ... earned a BA in business administration in 2013.
Joe Wiley | F | 1967-70 | Belleville, Ill.
Fourth all-time on the Billikens in scoring average (17.5 ppg) … seventh all-time in total rebounds (747) … led the Billikens in scoring and rebounding twice during a season … first-team All-Conference in 1970 ... earned a BA in sociology and a MA in urban affairs in 1970.
Eddie Hickey | Head Coach | 1947-58
SLU’s all-time leader in wins (212) and seasons coached (11) … guided the Billikens to five NIT appearances, including 1948 when SLU captured the title … helped SLU to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1957 … SLU captured three Missouri Valley Conference titles during his tenure.
Rick Majerus | Head Coach | 2007-12
Collected 95 wins over five seasons as the Billikens’ head coach … led the Billikens to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012, their first in 12 years ... registered 517 victories in a career spanning 25 seasons.
Charlie Spoonhour | Head Coach | 1992-99
Had a 122-90 record as SLU’s head coach … guided the Billikens to three NCAA Tournament appearances (1994, 1995, 1998), including the first in several decades … accumulated 373 victories in 19 seasons as a head coach.