Building A Champion: The Starting Lineup

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the starting lineup for your future Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship Southern Illinois Salukis.

At guard, 6-3 from Mount Vernon, Ill., Kent Williams!

Williams: 15.5 point per game average in his four-year Saluki career.

At the other guard, 6-4 from Atlanta, Ga., one of the 50 greatest basketball players in NBA history, Walt Frazier!

Frazier: 18.2 points per game in the Salukis' 1967 NIT Championship run.

The third guard in the 3G offense, a 6-4 guard from Marion, Ill., Greg Starrick!

Starrick: 1,428 points, 90.9 percent career free-throw shooter.

At forward, 6-8 from Oak Park, Ill., Ashraf Amaya!

Amaya: Fourth on the SIU all-time scoring list (1,864 points), second on the career rebounds list (1,137 rebounds).

The man in the middle, a 6-10 center from Phoenix City, Ala., Joe C. Meriweather!

Meriweather: Third on the SIU all-time rebounds list (1,005) and eighth on the scoring list (1,536)