Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Another "Mouse That Roared" - 1983 edition
Another name from the NCAA past (albeit slightly before Mouse McFadden) is Houston's Benny Anders, who was part of the great Phi Slamma Jamma teams of 1982-84.
As a player, Anders was overshadowed by all-time greats Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler; but he was the unmistakable character on a team filled with strong personalities (see: Larry Micheaux, Michael Young, and straight-man Reid Gettys, now an Houston attorney).
But Anders, who has virtually disappeared from organized basketball, still haunts the imaginations of those who saw him play.