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    Cyclone #20

    In doing a bit of research for another thread I was considering putting up, I came across the official "cyclones by number" list on cyclones.com and found something very interesting. According to that list, no one in the history of Cyclone men's basketball has ever worn the number 20. I'm trying to recall a #20, because that doesn't seem like it would be right, but I can't pull one out of my head. Anyone?



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Gary Thompson was the last to wear #20, in 1957. The list you saw only dates back to 1962.




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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Yup, I think Gary is probably your winner.



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    and now I know why that fact grated on me so much.

    I knew that the list was wrong, and couldn't remember why. I feel really freaking foolish now, to be honest.



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Can you post a link?



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomeborg View Post
    and now I know why that fact grated on me so much.

    I knew that the list was wrong, and couldn't remember why. I feel really freaking foolish now, to be honest.
    If you're talking about the PDF, the list isn't wrong. It clearly says "since 1962" right at the top.



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    If you're talking about the PDF, the list isn't wrong. It clearly says "since 1962" right at the top.
    I think I remember Eli Parker starting out with #20 and after the first game someone pointing out that the number was retired for Gary Thompson and Eli than switched to number 21.



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Quote Originally Posted by atlantacyclone View Post
    Can you post a link?
    http://www.cyclones.com//pdf5/646317.pdf

    page 20



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypwr View Post
    I think I remember Eli Parker starting out with #20 and after the first game someone pointing out that the number was retired for Gary Thompson and Eli than switched to number 21.
    You are exactly correct...in the mid 80s.



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    Re: Cyclone #20

    Gary Thompson.... "THE" #20



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