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I decided to create a poll based on the retired jerseys in Wake Forest basketball history and get the opinion of readers

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Over the weekend I decided to conduct a couple of Twitter polls just for fun.

But seeing as how I only have 156 followers, I didn't get much response and thought I would open up the following poll to all of you here that read Blogger So Dear. For future reference if you’re interested you can follow me @Edward_Foster4.

The poll I ran was as follows:

You have your choice of 3 of the 11 Wake Forest basketball players with their numbers retired (plus Justin Gray-highest scoring player with his number not retired [in order to allow each team choice to have three players]) to build a team around. Players include: Dickie Hemric, Len Chappell, Charlie Davis, Skip Brown, Rod Griffin, Muggsy Bogues, Rodney Rogers, Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan, Josh Howard, Chris Paul, Justin Gray. Of the choices below which group are you taking to build your team around?

Poll

Which combination of players are you building your team around?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Duncan, Davis, Gray
    (196 votes)
  • 7%
    Chappell, Bogues, Howard
    (26 votes)
  • 27%
    Griffin, Paul, Childress
    (102 votes)
  • 11%
    Hemric, Brown, Rogers
    (42 votes)
366 votes total Vote Now

The results from the Twitter poll are shown below:

Tim Duncan #21 (1994-1997)

Tim Duncan

Duncan is almost universally regarded as the greatest Wake Forest basketball player ever, and with sound reason. He holds the Wake Forest record for most consecutive double-doubles with 17, most double-doubles in a season with 29 his senior year, most double-doubles in a career with 87 (also an ACC record), most blocked shots in a single season all four years of his career, most career blocked shots with 481 (also an ACC record), most 40-minute games played in a single season with 12, fourth in career points scored at 2117, second in career rebounds at 1570, third in career rebounding average at 12.3 per game, third in career field goals with 790, fourth in career field goal percentage at 57.7, first in blocks per game at 3.8, second in career games started at 127, first in games won at 97, first in career minutes played at 4496, first in games played all 40 minutes at 30, only triple-double in Wake Forest history, 1995 ACC Regular Season Champion, 1995 & 1996 ACC Tournament Champion, 1997 Naismith College Player of the Year, 1997 Oscar Robertson Trophy Recipient, 1997 John R. Wooden Award Recipient, 1997 1996 & 1997 Consensus First Team All-American, 1995, 1996, & 1997 NABC Defensive Player of the Year, 1996 & 1997 ACC Player of the Year, 1997 ACC Athlete of the Year, 1997 Consensus National College Player of the Year.

Charlie Davis #12 (1968-1971)

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Davis holds the Wake Forest record for single game scoring at 51, most field goals made in a single game at 19, most points in a single half at 35, second most career 30 points games with 22, second most career 40 point games with 3, fourth in scoring in a single season with 690 points, fourth and fifth in scoring average in a single season at 26.5 and 25.5, third in field goals in a single season with 251, first in free throw percentage for a single season at 88.2 percent, seventh in career scoring at 1970 points, second in points scored in a three year career, first in career scoring average at 24.94 points per game, first in career free throw percentage at 87.3 percent, fourth in career made free throws with 578, 1971 ACC Player of the Year, 1971 Fourth Team All-American.

Justin Gray (2002-2006)

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Gray is the highest scoring player in Wake Forest history not to have his jersey retired, scoring 1946 points in his career. Gray is tied for third in Wake Forest history for most three point field goals made in a single game with 8, holds the record for most three point field goal attempts at 18, two perfect games from the free throw line with more than ten attempts, had one career 10 assist game, second highest three point field goal percentage with a minimum of five attempts at .857 and 6-7, 4 career 30 point games, second in single season made three point field goals with 97, first and second in single season three point attempts with 263 and 256, fourth in career field goal attempts at 1516, 80.5 percent career free throw percentage, second in career three point field goals with 319, first in career three point attempts with 860, ninth in career assists with 382, tenth in career steals with 138, fifth in career minutes played at 3703, 2003 ACC Regular Season Champion.

Len Chappell #50 (1959-1962)

Chappell holds the second highest scoring by an individual in Wake Forest history with 50 points, has the second highest made field goals in a game with 18 (twice), most career 30 point games with 26, most career 40 point games with 4, most and second most 30 point games in a season with 15 and 10, most 20 rebound games in a career with 11, second most double-doubles in a season with 26, second most consecutive double-doubles with 16, second most career double-doubles with 66, only player in Wake Forest history with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game, most points in a single season with 932, highest scoring average at 30.1 points per game, second most rebounds in a single season with 470, 4th highest rebounding average in a single season at 15.2, most and second most field goals in a single season with 327 and 271, second most made free throws in a single season with 278, second most free throw attempts in a single season with 383, 3rd in career scoring with 2165 career points, most points scored in a three year career, most career points scored in an ACC Tournament with 220, most career points scored in an NCAA Tournament with 221, second highest career scoring average at 24.89 points per game, third in career rebounds at 1213, second in career rebounding average at 13.9 per game, 5th in career field goals with 764, second in career free throws made with 637, second in career free throw attempts with 897, one of two players in Wake Forest history with a triple-double (not official, as assists weren't an official stat during Chappell’s career), 1959-60 ACC Regular Season Champion, 1960-61 ACC Tournament Champion, 1961-62 ACC Regular Season and Tournament, 1962 Final Four Appearance, 1962 Consensus First Team All-American, 1961 & 1962 ACC Player of the Year, 1962 ACC Athlete of the Year.

Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues #14 (1983-1987)

Bogues holds the Wake Forest record for career assists with 791, holds the record for career steals with 275, holds the record for most assists in a single game with 17 (twice), holds the record for most steals in a single game with 8 (three times), first in Wake Forest history with 28 ten assist games, holds the record for most 10 assist games in a season with 11 (twice), first and second in assists in a single season with 276 and 245, first and second in steals in a single season with 89 and 85, first in career assists per game at 6.6, third in career steals per game at 2.3, 4th in most career games playing a full 40 minutes with 18, 1987 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award.

Josh Howard #5 (1999-2003)

Josh Howard #5

A Winston-Salem native, Howard is tied for fourth in Wake Forest history for steals in an individual game with 7, had 3 career 30 point games, 10th in career double-doubles with 22, is the last Wake Forest player with a 30 point-10 rebound game, shot 83.3% from the free throw line his senior year, averaged 19.8 points per game his senior year, 8th in steals in a season with 64, tied for first in games played in a season with 36, tied for second in games started in a season at 34, 11th in career scoring with 1765 points, 8th in career rebounds with 836, 6th in career blocked shots with 143, 9th in career minutes played at 3536, 2003 ACC Regular Season Champion, 2003 Consensus First Team All-American, 2003 ACC Player of the Year.

Rod Griffin #32 (1974-1978)

Griffin is 4th in Wake Forest history in career rebounds with 947, second highest field goal percentage in a single game with a minimum of 10 made field goals at 92.3 percent (12-13), 6 career 30 point games, 16 double-doubles in his senior season, fourth in career double-doubles with 43, averaged 20.5 points per game in his junior season and 21.5 points per game in his senior season, averaged a double-double in his senior season, 4th in single season field goal percentage at 62.1 percent, 6th in career points scored at 1985, 9th in career scoring average at 18.6 points per game, 8th in career rebounding average at 8.9 per game, 6th in career field goal percentage at 55.2 percent, 9th in career blocked shots with 113, 7th in career minutes played at 3574, 1977 ACC Player of the Year.

Chris Paul #3 (2003-2005)

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The Winston-Salem native holds the Wake Forest freshman record for made free throws with 150, holds the freshman record for free throw percentage at 84.3%, holds the freshman record for steals with 84, holds the freshman record for made free throws in a game with 12, holds the freshman record for most free throw attempts in a game with 15, 8th in career assists with 395, second in career assist average with 6.3 per game, first in career steals average at 2.5 per game, seventh in career steals with 160, second in career three point percentage at 46.9 percent, fifth in career free throw percentage at 83.8 percent, 3rd and 7th in single season assists with 212 and 183, 3rd and 4th in single season steals at 84 and 76, 5th and 6th in single season three point percentage at 47.4 percent and 46.5 percent, two of the highest single season free throw percentages at 84.3 percent and 83.4 percent, last Wake Forest player to have 20 points and 10 assists in a game, three career 10+ assist games, two career 30 point games, 4th highest steals in a single game with 7, most assists in a single game by an underclassmen with 12 as a sophomore, 2005 Consensus First Team All-American, 2004 ACC Rookie of the Year.

Randolph Childress #22 (1990-1995)

Randolph Childress

Childress is perhaps best known for his performance in the 1995 ACC Tournament in which he executed The Crossover and scored an ACC record 107 points in three days. He is second in Wake Forest history with 2208 points, is second in most made three pointers in a game with 9 (in the 1995 ACC Championship Game), is tied for second for most three point attempts in a game with 17, is tied for third for most turnovers in a game with 10, is second and third for most points scored in a half with 27 and 26, is the only Wake Forest player to go perfect from three with at least five attempts, is fifth with seven career 30 point games, had three 10 assist games in a single season and four in his career, 9th most points in a singe season with 644, averaged 20.1 points per game his senior season, 19.7 his junior season, and 19.6 his sophomore season, shot 83.3% from the free throw line his senior season, third in single season three point attempts with 245, third in single season three pointers with 96, first in single season minutes played with 1216 in 1995, 4th in single season 40 minute games with 10 in 1995, 10th in career scoring average at 18.4 points per game, third in career free throws with 583, 4th in career free throw attempts with 725, first in career three point field goals with 329, second in career three point attempts with 832, 8th in career three point percentage at 39.5 percent, 6th in career assists with 472, 6th in career steals with 180, 4th in career minutes played at 3969, 1995 ACC Regular Season Champion, 1995 ACC Tournament Champion, 1995 Consensus Second Team All-American, 1995 ACC Athlete of the Year, ACC Tournament record for scoring average in more than one game.

Dickie Hemric #24 (1951-1955)

Hemric is not only the leading scorer in Wake Forest history with 2587 points, but held the ACC scoring record for over 50 years until JJ Redick and Tyler Hansbrough eventually surpassed his total. Hemric also holds an ACC record 1802 career rebounds that is likely never to be broken. He is third in Wake Forest history in individual single game scoring with 48 points, first in made free throws in a single game with 20, first in single game free throw attempts with 26, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth in single game rebounding with 36, 31, 30, and 25 twice, has twelve career 30 point games (recorded) to his credit , two career 40 point games (recorded), five 30 point games (recorded) in a single season, nine career 20 rebound games (recorded), 19 (recorded) double-doubles in a single season, 27 (recorded) career double-doubles, only player in Wake Forest history with 30 points and 30 rebounds in a single game (twice), second in single season scoring with 746 points, second in single season scoring average with 27.6 points per game, first in single season rebounds with 515, first, second, and third in single season rebounding average with 19.0, 18.6, and 16.5 rebounds per game, first in single season made free throws with 302, first in single season free throw attempts with 403, third in career scoring average at 24.88 points per game, first in career rebounding average at 17.3 rebounds per game, second in career made field goals at 841, first in career field goal attempts at 1740, first in career made free throws with 905, first in career free throw attempts with 1359, freshman record for points scored in a single game with 37, freshman record for rebounds in a game with 31, freshman record for points scored in a season with 538, freshman record for scoring average at 22.4 points per game, freshman record for rebounds in a season with 447,freshman record of rebound average at 15.4 per game, freshman record for free throw attempts with 310, 1953 Southern Conference Tournament Champion, 1954 Third Team AP All-American, 1955 Consensus Second Team All-American 1954 & 1955 ACC Player of the Year.

Skip Brown #15 (1973-1977)

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Brown had seven career 30 point games, including 5 in a single season, is second in Wake Forest history with seven 10 assist games, fourth and fifth in Wake Forest history for most 10 assist games in a single season with 4 and 3, had seven career double-doubles, had four career games with 20 points and 10 assists (most in Wake Forest history), is 12th and 18th in single season scoring average with 22.7 and 20.9 points per game, tied for fourth in single season field goals with 250, fifth in single season free throw percentage at 87.4 percent, fifth in single season assists with 187, tied for sixth in single season steals with 69, seventh in single season minutes played at 1145, tied for first in most games playing all 40 minutes in a single season with 12, fifth in career scoring with 2034 points, eighth in career scoring average at 18.8 points per game, first in career field goals made with 846, second in field goal attempts with 1668, sixth in career free throw percentage at 83.6 percent, second in career assists with 579, fourth in career steals with 195, second in career steals average at 2.4 per game, second in career games playing all 40 minutes with 25, 1977 Fourth Team All-American.

Rodney Rogers #54 (1990-1993)

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Rogers is tied for fourth in Wake Forest history in single game offensive rebounds with 9, six career 30 point games, five 30 point games in a single season, seventh with 25 career double-doubles, tenth in single season scoring with 636 points, 17th in single season scoring average with 21.2 points per game, sixth in single season field goals with 245, sixth in single season field goal percentage at 61.4 percent, 15th in career scoring with 1720 points, 3rd in scoring in a three year career, seventh in career scoring average at 19.3 points per game, 14th in career rebounds with 705, tenth in career rebounding average at 7.9 rebounds per game, 9th in career field goals with 683, third in career field goal percentage at 57.9 percent, eighth in career steals with 146, 1993 Consensus Second Team All-American, 1991 ACC Rookie of the Year, 1993 ACC Player of the Year.

Be sure to vote in the poll above and voice your opinion in the comments below. Some of the all-time greatest Deacons achieved amazing things during their careers. As always, GO DEACS!!!