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the players' choice awards
Seth Davis
November 20, 2000
In this election year, SI had panels of players cast their votes and speak their minds about the best and worst in the college game
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November 20, 2000

The Players' Choice Awards

In this election year, SI had panels of players cast their votes and speak their minds about the best and worst in the college game

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Opposing coach you'd most like to play for
Mike Jams, St. John's (38%).
"I just love his style of play. It's hard-nosed. It doesn't matter if you'r the last guy off the bench, he makes you play hard. He brings a good team every year."

Opposing coach you'd least like to play for (tie)

Steve Lappas, Villanova (31%).
"You can tell he aggravates his players with his voice and his facial expressions. I have doubts as to whether he really knows his stuff."

Jim Calhoun, Connecticut (31%).
"It just seems like he's never satisfied, always nagging and nagging, just not ever calm."

BIG 12

Opposing coach you'd most like to play for
Quin Snyder, Missouri (25%).
"If he has talented players, he lets them go a little bit. Other coaches try to control too much."

Most underrated
Nolan Johnson, guard, Oklahoma (25%).
"In one game we lost, they spread the floor " for him with five seconds to go. We put five guys on him. Everybody knew what he was going to do, but we couldn't stop him."

Best future pro
Jamaal Tinsley, point guard, Iowa State (42%).
"He has the ability to get by people and find teammates, but he can also score himself. He's just unguardable. He even shakes people in zones."

Toughest place to play
Oklahoma State (33%).
"Those six or seven thousand fans [doubled this year to 13,000] seem like 40,000 people yelling at you. At times it seems the gym is shaking."

Best Shooter
Brian Grawer, guard, Missouri (33%).
"Every time I see him shoot, he's always set. Every shot he takes looks the same."

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