- Mike D’Antoni – Smooth point guard holds the school’s single-season record for assists (241). He played four seasons with the NBA’s Kansas City Kings before going to Europe where he attained icon status as a championship-winning player and coach in the Italian League. D’Antoni is the head coach of the New York Knicks and before that, he was the coach for the Phoenix Suns.
- Russell Lee – Named All-American in ’72. Backcourt ace played out of position as a center at 6-feet-5 inches. Drafted No. 1 by the Milwaukee Bucks in the ’72 NBA Draft. Here’s an interesting side bar note about that year’s draft. The Bucks had two No. 1 picks that year. They chose Lee over a player from the University of Massachusetts – Julius Erving, who became the legendary Doctor J. Erving didn’t sign with Milwaukee. He opted to sign with the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association. Lee played with the Bucks and the New Orleans Jazz during a three-season career.
- Tyrone Collins – Exceptional mid-range shooter had a football linebacker’s physique (6-feet-3 inches, 218 pounds). Collins, a swing player, delivered instant offense coming off the bench. He’s the most accurate shooter to ever wear a Marshall uniform. During his varsity career (’70-’73), Collins shot an eye-popping 58.7 percent from the field. That’s an outstanding percentage when you consider that Collins was not a low-post player who scored most of his points in the paint.