Top 10 DePaul Players of the Decade

As the decade comes to a close, WeAreDePaul.com counts down the Top 10 Blue Demon basketball players of the decade.





#10 – Delonte Holland (2002-04) 6-7 forward

Juco transfer averaged 13.9 ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game. Reached the NCAA Championship second round during his senior season. In DePaul's first round overtime win over Dayton, Holland posted a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds.



#9 – Lance Williams (1998-02) 6-9 center

Scored 1,170 career points and grabbed 680 rebounds.



#8 – Draelon Burns (2004-08) 6-4 guard

Scored 1,329 career points and 150 career 3-pointers. Burns was named second team All-Big East team following his senior year. Scored over 30 points in a game on three occasions. Draelon finished his career ranked third in school history in 3-pointers made. Burns ranks 18th on the DePaul all-time scoring list.



#7 – Quemont Greer (2001-05) 6-7 forward

The man with the headband scored 1,397 career points and grabbed 668 rebounds. Was named first team All-Conference USA. Greer is DePaul's 14th highest all-time career scorer.



#6 – Drake Diener (2001-05) 6-5 guard

Diener holds school career records for three point field goals and free throw percentage. Scored 1,208 career points. Love the Drake.



#5 – Sammy Mejia (2003-07) 6-6 guard

As a senior at DePaul, Mejia averaged 14.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game and led the Blue Demons to the quarterfinals of the NIT. Mejia is DePaul's ninth ranked all-time leading scorer.

He is one of just two players (Tom Kleinschmidt being the other) to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 three point field goals in a Blue Demon uniform.



#4 – Wilson Chandler (2005-07) 6-8 forward

During his sophomore year, Chandler led DePaul in scoring (14.6 ppg), rebounding (6.9) and blocked shots (47). He earned second team All-Big East Conference honors and helped DePaul to a 20-win season and the quarterfinals of the NIT. Wilson left the school ranked 10th in school history with 86 blocked shots.



#3 – Andre Brown (2000-04) 6-8 forward

Scored 1,146 career points and grabbed 855 rebounds. Brown finished his career as fourth in Conference USA history for rebounds. Set the Conference USA single game record for rebounds with 27 at TCU as a sophomore. Started on NCAA tournament team that advanced to second round.



#2 – Bobby Simmons (1998-01) 6-7 forward

Scored 1,263 career points and pulled in 700 rebounds. The only player in school history to have 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, 200 assists, and 100 steals. Simmons was named third team All-Conference USA as a senior and second team as a sophomore.



#1 – Quentin Richardson (1998-00) 6-7 forward

Richardson left in 2000, which for the sake of the countdown, we'll say is part of this decade. Was named national freshman of the year and Conference USA player of the year in his first season. Richardson was twice named honorable mention All-American. Averaged a double-double for his career with 17.9 ppg and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Honorable Mention: Sam Hoskin, Steven Hunter, Mac Koshwal, Paul McPherson, Dar Tucker, Will Walker

Happy New Year wishes from WeAreDePaul.com to all Blue Demon fans!


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