Terry Dischinger might be the most accomplished college basketball player to never participate in an NCAA Tournament game. The Purdue legend was a three-time All-American as a Boilermaker, and led the Big Ten in scoring in each of his varsity seasons, but thanks to the antiquated "one bid" rule under the old format, was never able to participate in a postseason game.
He joined us today for our Catching Up With series to look back on an amazing basketball career, which included those All-American honors, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award (1963) and three All-Star appearances, and an Olympic Gold Medal in 1960, playing alongside Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Jerry West (that squad was inducted into Springfield together in 2010). Amazingly enough, he's just as decorated as a renowned orthodontist in Oregon, the state he’s called home since retiring with the Trailblazers in 1973.
Take a listen: