Friday, December 22, 2006

Halftime interview: Dick Snyder

Halftime interview:
Dick Snyder, former All-American Wildcat from the glory days of the 1960s, who scored 46 points against Ohio U. the last time Davidson played Ohio U, spoke with Kilgo at half. Snyder's number is retired and hangs in the rafters of Belk Arena. He now lives in Arizona and I believe he said he has an insurance agency in Phoenix.

Snyder quotes:
"Fred Hetzel was probably the best player in Davidson history..."

"What an opportunity to go to Davidson to play in a program like that..."

"I only get to see Davidson a couple of times a year on TV..."

"I went to Davidson College so I could have fun playing basketball, play baseball, and go on to play professional basketball..."

"I played 13 years in the NBA..."

"What (Lefty) did (at Davidson) was incredible..."

"Davidson College basketball players epitomize what a student-athlete is..."

"No question that Davidson is fortunate to have Bob McKillop..."

"I'm impressed with Curry's poise and his defensive footwork..."

"It's great to be able to watch the Cats out here..."

From the Davidson Hall of Fame website:

Snyder led Davidson to its first Southern Conference basketball championship and NCAA playoff bid in 1966. That same year he was first team All-American, Southern Conference Athlete of the Year and Basketball Player of the Year. Snyder also starred in baseball for the Wildcats. He was chosen high in the NBA draft and played 13 professional seasons. Snyder ranked 17th in NBA career scoring when he retired.

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