BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — In continued celebration of its 100th season, WKU Hilltopper
Basketball will recognize the members of its prestigious All-Century Team at this
weekend’s home game against Tennessee State at 6 p.m. CT Saturday in E.A. Diddle
Present members of the All-Century Team and representatives of those not present
will be honored at halftime, and WKU will also unveil a new poster banner in Diddle
Arena to honor the 16-member squad.
Doors will open early at 4 p.m. Saturday as members of the All-Century squad and
their representatives will be signing autographs on replica copies of the
All-Century Team poster in the Hall of Champions on the lower level of Diddle Arena
starting at 4 p.m. leading up to the game.
The poster features each member of the All-Century Team as well as head coach E.A.
Members of the All-Century Team include captains Courtney Lee and Jim McDaniels, as
well as Johnny Britt, Darel Carrier, Ralph Crosthwaite, Tellis Frank, Clem Haskins,
Kannard Johnson, Chris Marcus, Tom Marshall, John Oldham, Bobby Rascoe, Dwight
Smith, Art Spoelstra and Carlisle Towery.
The All-Century Team members represent decades ranging from the 1930s to the 2000s.
Their list of collective accomplishments is staggering, including 21 All-America
honors. They earned nine conference Player of the Year awards, including multiple
wins for both McDaniels and Haskins, and received 44 total all-conference
In all, the 15 All-Century players scored 23,753 career points in their time as
Hilltoppers. They accounted for 11 NBA Draft picks, including four first-rounders
and three second-rounders.
All eight WKU players with a jersey retired in the Diddle Arena rafters are
represented on the All-Century Team. Diddle himself also has a banner in his honor
in the venue.