Quincy Lewis, George Tuck are hoopsters elected to M Club HOF

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per the U:

The University of Minnesota “M” Club, one of the nation’s oldest varsity letterwinner organizations, today announced the latest class of inductees into the club’s Hall of Fame. This year’s class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium on October 9 starting at 6 p.m.

Quincy Lewis (Men’s Basketball) – All-American, Big Ten scoring champion, top six all-time in program history for points and steals

George Tuck (Men’s Basketball) – First All-American basketball player at Minnesota, led team to 29 consecutive victories to begin his career

Quincy Lewis (Men’s Basketball, 1995-99) – Lewis was a standout performer for the Gopher men’s basketball team in the late 1990s, punctuating an outstanding career in 1998-99 by leading the Big Ten in scoring (23.1 points per game) and earning both First Team All-Big Ten and Third Team All-America honors. Lewis finished his career in Maroon and Gold sixth on the program’s all-time scoring list and fourth all-time in steals and was chosen in the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. He played a 10-year professional career, including four seasons in the NBA.

George Tuck (Men’s Basketball, 1902-05) – After a standout career at Minneapolis Central High School, Tuck became the first star of Gopher Men’s Basketball. In 1905, Tuck was named an All-American, the first in the history of the Minnesota program and, along with Chris Steinmetz of Wisconsin, the first in the history of the Big Ten. The Gophers won the first 29 games of Tuck’s collegiate career, ultimately compiling a 45-9-1 mark during his time with the team.

http://www.gophersports.com/genrel/061214aac.html

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Q is one of the more udner-rated "great" players in program history. He's rarely mentioned among the all time greats, but he really could be. One of the top scorers in program history, played a critical role in the greatest season ever, was the leader on an NIT title team, was one of the nation's top scorers, and was dependable and a leader on and off the court in an era that didn't have enough of either. I hope he can continue to have an increasingly important role with the U.
 

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Q is one of the more udner-rated "great" players in program history. He's rarely mentioned among the all time greats, but he really could be. One of the top scorers in program history, played a critical role in the greatest season ever, was the leader on an NIT title team, was one of the nation's top scorers, and was dependable and a leader on and off the court in an era that didn't have enough of either. I hope he can continue to have an increasingly important role with the U.
Second the motion. 23 points per game is a huge number; he was a machine that year. He and the other sophomores were a HUGE part of the Final Four team.
 

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Dr.Don, what can you tell us about watching Tuck play? Was he as dominant as it seems or was the Gophers conference just not that strong from 1902-05?
 

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Q is one of the more udner-rated "great" players in program history. He's rarely mentioned among the all time greats, but he really could be. One of the top scorers in program history, played a critical role in the greatest season ever, was the leader on an NIT title team, was one of the nation's top scorers, and was dependable and a leader on and off the court in an era that didn't have enough of either. I hope he can continue to have an increasingly important role with the U.
Yes so true and well said!
 

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Dr.Don, what can you tell us about watching Tuck play? Was he as dominant as it seems or was the Gophers conference just not that strong from 1902-05?
I think Doc had graduated by then and may not have followed Tuck's career too much.
 
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