Carroll Williams was named the 2016 Bronco Legend by the SCU Alumni Association. He brought his coaching talents to SCU basketball in 1963 and went on to serve as head coach and athletics director before retiring in 2000. So if he could pick his basketball dream team, who would it be? We asked.
Center: Bill Russell | “He did more to influence the game than anyone ever has. He changed so many rules because of his uniqueness and shot blocking. He not only blocked shots, he blocked them to his teammates.”
Power forward: Kurt Rambis ’80 | “We have enough scorers. I need a tough guy and a rebounder. He would play his role beautifully—he’d guard anybody and give the ball up to anybody.”
Small forward: Oscar Robertson | “Oscar was the most versatile player in pro basketball. He was a great scorer, he led the league in assists, and he could guard anybody.”
Shooting guard: Jerry West | “A great defender and a great offensive guy and a tough, tough competitor. I played against Oscar and Jerry in the 1960 Olympic trials.”
Point guard: Steve Nash ’96 | “I recruited and signed Steve Nash, but I took the athletics director job and never got to coach him. Now this would be a chance to coach him.”