Homer and Bryce Drew. Press and Pete Maravich. Al and Allie McGuire.
Some of college basketball's most memorable moments over time have come thanks to the pairing of father-son coach-player duos on the hardwood. As another season tips off, we take a look at the father-son duos gunning for a date with March Madness.
Ray McCallum and Ray McCallum, Jr., Detroit
Ray Sr., is no stranger to the head coaching ranks, having previously led Houston and Ball State. When the 43rd-ranked player in the Class of 2010 committed to his program, it was a steal, and it didn't hurt that it was Ray Jr. His contribution? Leading the team in points (13.5) and assists (4.9).
Jim and Tyler Les, UC Davis
Normally it's father that recruits son to a program, but Jim Les was the head coach at Bradley when his son Tyler committed to the UC Davis Aggies. A few months later, the Davis head coaching job opened up, and Jim was reunited with Tyler. This will be their first season together. Jim led Bradley to the Sweet Sixteen in 2006, and now will chase a tournament berth with Tyler pitching in.
Ernie and Trey Zeigler, Central Michigan
Ernie Zeigler has fought for years as Chippewas head coach to earn a winning record after leaving his assistant post at UCLA in 2006. His odds went up when son Trey decided to join ranks, spurning offers from the likes of UCLA, Michigan and Michigan State. And Trey provided instant impact, averaging 16.3 points per game as a freshman last year. The duo is still chasing that winning record, though.
Greg and Doug McDermott, Creighton
When Greg left Iowa State to coach at Creighton, Doug de-committed from Northern Iowa to join him. All Doug has done in the meantime is become the team's best player, averaging 14.9 points last season while also becoming the first freshman in nearly 60 years to earn a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference nod. Their first season together went pretty well, as the Blue Jays marched to a 23-16 record, losing 71-69 the championship game of the College Basketball Invitational against Oregon.
Louis and Chauncey Orr, Bowling Green
Louis was an All-American at Syracuse and notched eight years in the NBA, but may have received his greatest reward when Chauncey made his college decision. Chauncey was a first team all-state perimeter player at Bowling Green High School, averaging 20.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds. This will be the duo's first season together in the college ranks.
Dave and Jordan Boots,
Dave has been leading South Dakota for 24 seasons, and has racked up nearly 600 wins. The Coyotes are used to seeing him on the sidelines, so it's no surprise that it's become a family affair with son Jordan on the floor. The junior appeared in all 33 of the team's games in 2010-11, and has worked largely as a sixth man in each of the last two seasons. He was an obvious recruit, averaging 26 points a game as a high school senior, and earning second team all-state honors.
Jim and Billy Molinari, Western Illinois
Jim Molinari has been heading up hoops programs for 30 years, and has been at Western Illinois since 2008, reaching 250 career wins in the process during the 2010 season. Billy Molinari joined dad during the 2009-10 season, following a prep career that saw him become the all-time leading scorer in Peoria Christian High School history with 1,601 points and earn first team all-state honors as a senior. Billy was sidelined with a redshirt year in 2009-10, and then suffered a season-ending foot injury at the start of last season. That makes the 2011-12 season all the more exciting for the Molinaris.
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