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BTD’s Best All-Time Basketball Player: #4 Lonnie Shelton v. #5 Dave Gambee (Black Bracket)

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It’s the late, great Lonnie Shelton matched-up against 1950’s icon Dave Gambee.

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BTD’s Best All-Time Basketball Player: Black Bracket

  • #1 - A.C. Green (91%) v. #8 - David Lucas (9%)
  • #4 - Lonnie Shelton v. #5 - Dave Gambee
  • #3 - Not Yet Revealed v. #6 - Not Yet Revealed
  • #2 - Not Yet Revealed v. #7 - Not Yet Revealed

BTD’s Best All-Time Basketball Player: Orange Bracket

  • #1 - Gary Payton (94%) v. #8 - Phil Ricci (6%)
  • #4 - Cliff Crandall (60%) v. #5 - Ed Lewis (40%)
  • #3 - Brent Barry (88%) v. #6 - Jared Cunningham (12%)
  • #2 - Charlie Sitton (85%) v. #7 - Charlie White (15%)

#4 - Lonnie Shelton (1973-1976)

The Case For Shelton: An All-Pac-8 first-team selection in 1975 for Oregon State, the late, great Lonnie Shelton (he passed in early July of this year) defined everything that it meant to be apart of the Beavers basketball program. A powerful, 6’ 8”, 240-pound forward, Shelton averaged 16.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Oregon State, before embarking on a ten-year NBA career, where he snagged an All-Star nod in 1982 and an NBA Championship in 1979 with the Seattle SuperSonics.

#5 - Dave Gambee (1955-1958)

The Case For Gambee: A Portland native, another forward in 6’ 7” Dave Gambee could also be considered as one of Oregon State’s top players ever, as he dominated for the Beavers on both the hardwood and the baseball diamond during his time in Corvallis. Gambee finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,468 points and was twice named an All-Pacific Coast selection, while also earning a second-team All-American accolade in 1958. A 2010 Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor inductee, Gambee also played in the NBA for 12 seasons, winning a championship in his own right in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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WHO WINS THIS MATCHUP?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    #4 - Lonnie Shelton (1973-1976)
    (28 votes)
  • 49%
    #5 - Dave Gambee (1955-1958)
    (27 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now

Vote Now! Poll Closes: Friday, August 10th at 11:59 PM PT