These really really nice, clean-living people who believe some pretty weird stuff…………. My All-Mormon Basketball Century Team

Below the facts about Mormons, enjoy Cusescoops All-Mormon Basketball Century Team

Here are the facts…………………….

*A dietary code called the Word of Wisdom, currently requiring abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs; caffeinated soft drinks are left to individual discretion.

*Formerly practicing polygamy (plural marriage)

*You have to give a password to your wives to get into heaven.

*In 1827 Joseph Smith dug up some golden plates in New York that had been protected by an angel named Moroni and engraved by Mormon, a pre-Columbian prophet-warrior.

Danny Ainge

Ainge played basketball at BYU , after which he was selected in baseball’s 1977 amateur draft by Toronto. He made it to the majors with the Blue Jays in 1979, but was able to amass only modest numbers for that team. In 1981, after receiving the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball player of the year, Ainge was chosen in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, who had to buy out his contract from the Blue Jays after enduring a legal battle over the rights to Ainge’s contract.

Shawn Bradley

Played only one season in college at Brigham Young University before serving a mission in Australia. Drafted second overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1993 Draft. He is one of the NBA’s great shot-blockers.

Tom Chambers

During the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was were the driving force behind the Phoenix Suns’ high-octane offense. Over the course of five seasons, he guided the Suns to three Western Conference Finals appearances and one trip to the NBA Finals in 1993. In 1993-94, he moved on, spending a couple of seasons playing alongside Karl Malone and John Stockton in his home state of Utah, and a couple more bouncing between teams. But to Phoenix fans, “Tommy Gun” would always be a Sun. Upon retiring in 1997, he returned to Phoenix, joining the Suns’ community relations staff, and on April 19, 1999 was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.

Casey Jacobsen

He played college basketball at Stanford University until he graduated in 2003. Selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (#22 pick overall) in the 2002 NBA Draft.

Travis Hansen

Hansen first played college basketball near his hometown of Orem, Utah at Utah Valley State Collage from 1996-1997. After serving as a Mormon Missionary in Santiago, Chile for two years, he played basketball at Brigham Young University for three seasons, from 2001-2003. With his selection by the Hawks in 2003, he became the first BYU men’s basketball player to be drafted since Shawn Bradley in 1993.


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