Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 10 Black Bears of the Decade

10. Justin Rowe
9. Errick Greene
8. Huggy Dye
7. Rickey White
6. Joe Campbell
5. Julian Dunkley
4. Eric Dobson
3. Nate Fox

No. 2
Despite foul problems, Ammons was leading a UMaine charge and the Black Bears were threatening to overtake Hofstra in the semifinals of the 2001 America East tournament. Then, with one toot of the whistle, the momentum was blunted and the threat was over. What Hofstra couldn't do (stop Ammons down low), an official took care of with a dubious (at best) offensive foul call, sending the Ammons to the bench. The defender was almost below the hoop and moved himself under Ammons as he rose nearly straight up for one of his patented post moves. At 6-6, 190 pounds, Ammons had a nearly unstoppable left-handed, half-hook, half-flip move and was a tough rebounder. He averaged 15.5 points and 8 rebounds a game in his final season. A fierce competitor, Ammons was one of three Black Bears to make first team All-America East during the decade. His fiery play was fun to witness.

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