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75. Sidney Wicks
Sidney Wicks was the UCLA big man who led the Bruins to numerous NCAA titles and was selected College Player of the Year.  He would be drafted by the Blazers and would become the centerpiece of the franchise.  Later went to Boston where he was a solid contributor.  No it’s not Bill Walton; it’s the forgotten star of the UCLA dynasty, Sidney Wicks.  Wicks is one of those great 70s players that time has seemingly forgot.  A four time All-Star and consistent 20/10 guy for the Blazers, Wicks was a dominant big man.  A three time champion at UCLA who was the star of the teams in between Alcindor and Walton, Wicks never got their publicity.  The obstacles holding him back from the Hall is a shortened career and playing for bad teams that happened to get a lot better right after he left.


Should Sidney Wicks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 51.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.3%
No opinion. - 2.4%
No way! - 19.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 1988
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Played For: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers
  • College: UCLA
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1971
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Rookie of the Year (1971-72)
    NBA All Star Teams (4) (1972, 1973, 1974 & 1955)
    NCAA Champion (3) (1969, 1970 & 1971, UCLA)
    Consenus First Team All American (1) (1971)
    Sporting News Player of the Year (1) (1971)
    USBWA Player of the Year (1) (1971)
    Helms Foundation Player of the Year (2) (1970 & 1971)
    Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1) (1970)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (3) (1971-72, 1974-75 & 1975-76)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1971-72)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (1972-73 & 1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (1) (1976-77)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (1) (1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (3) (1971-72, 1972-73 & 1974-75)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (1) (1972-73)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (3) (1972-73 & 1974-75)

Should Sidney Wicks be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 51.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.3%
No opinion. - 2.4%
No way! - 19.5%

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