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Martin looks for room against Duke in the 2004 Elite Eight.
In alphabetical order, here are some of the others that were considered for inclusion on the All-Boiler team:
Brian Cardinal, 1996-2000
Cardinal narrowly lost out to Kramer for the No. 12 position, and his superior size makes a very solid case for his inclusion. Having Johnson on the bench made it easier to pick Kramer.
Russell Cross, 1980-83
Cross replaced Carroll in the Boilers' lineup and could have easily backed him up here. The rugged Cross was done in by the fact that he was more of a liability from the foul line than Miller or Johnson. Yes, it's that close.
Terry Dischinger, 1959-62
The first truly dominant scorer and rebounder in Purdue history, Dischinger played center during his career. At that time, a 6'7", 180-pound center could thrive. Today, he'd get absolutely steamrolled.
Keith Edmonson, 1978-82
Edmonson could shoot the rock with the best, but the additional opportunity to use Moore at the point made him slightly more appealing for this team. We already have a lot of shooters.
John Garrett, 1972-75
A 20-point/nine-rebound guy for his career, Garrett was not quite as automatic with his shot as Landry, Miller or even Cross, shooting a still-respectable 53 percent for his career. In addition, Garrett committed 4.6 fouls per 40 minutes over his career, getting himself disqualified 19 times.
Herm Gilliam, 1966-69
Gilliam averaged nearly 16 points and better than nine rebounds per game, the latter an insane figure for a 6'3", 190-pound swingman. He played a solid point guard position in the NBA, and could be another sneaky pick for one of those last two utility spots.
Troy Lewis, 1984-88
See Keith Edmonson. Lewis, though, averaged nearly five assists per game as a senior along with his 18 points. He was certainly one of the final cuts.
Cuonzo Martin, 1991-95
Martin was a solid player his first couple of seasons, but truly became remarkable when he discovered a three-point stroke in his junior year. 'Zo was a solid defender, but not quite the ballhawk that Chris Kramer was.
Todd Mitchell, 1984-88
Similar to John Garrett, Mitchell was more foul-prone than players like Landry or Johnson. For all of the whistles, he was nowhere near the rebounder or shot-blocker that Garrett was. He might not be able to compete inside in today's game.
Eugene Parker, 1974-78
Parker was a solid combo guard, averaging 13 points per game for his career and recording at least 100 assists in each of his four seasons. All that despite running alongside Bruce Parkinson for two of his first three years.
Dave Schellhase, 1963-66
Like Dischinger, Schellhase (6'4", 205) is undersized for the modern game. 28.8 points and 10 boards per game remain impressive numbers, but could he do it today? His teams went 32-40 over his career, making him that rare two-time All-American who led his team absolutely nowhere.