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BTD’s Best All-Time Basketball Player: #4 Cliff Crandall v. #5 Ed Lewis (Orange Bracket)

It’s two “old school” legends in this Orange Bracket showdown.

Corvallis Gazette Times

Orange Bracket: #4 Cliff Crandall (1946-1949) v. #5 Ed Lewis (1931-1933)

Winner of #4-#5 faces #1 Gary Payton (94%) | Poll Closes: Saturday, July 21st at 11:59 PM PT

#4 - Cliff Crandall (1946-1949)

The Case For Crandall: Most people don’t know a thing about Crandall (and probably rightfully so considering the era he played in), but to put it plainly, he could really be described as the Beavers’ first big-time college star. Crandall was the school’s initial 1,000 point scorer, in addition to being named a two-time All-American for Oregon State. Oh yeah, and he led the Beavers to the Final Four in 1949. Not too bad of accolades for a relatively unknown star.

#5 - Ed Lewis (1931-1933)

The Case For Lewis: One of just five retired numbers in Oregon State history (#25), Ed Lewis is another player whose legacy is severely hurt by the era he played in, as his name could be one of those that always seems to be mention in the same breath as Beaver basketball. An All-American who helped Oregon State to a Pacific Coast Conference title in 1933, Lewis was also named the “best basketball player in the Northwest from 1900-1950” by the Oregon Journal.



This poll is closed

  • 60%
    #4 - Cliff Crandall (1946-1949)
    (24 votes)
  • 40%
    #5 - Ed Lewis (1931-1933)
    (16 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now