In honor of our (TBD) New and Most Beloved Overlords at CH, I for one am only too happy to peremptorily switch to a lists-only policy. My sole regret is that I am unable to format this as a slideshow.
Next up on our list of Timberwolves by minutes played is DeJuan Wheat, a 6'0 guard who was drafted and waived by the Lakers in 1997 before signing as a free agent with Minnesota. He played 150 minutes as a rookie, plus 3 more in the playoffs. Wheat signed with Vancouver the next season, which proved to be his last in the NBA.
5 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT DEJUAN WHEAT:
- First player in NCAA Division I history with 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-pointers, 200 steals.
- He went back to school and earned his degree from Louisville last year.
- Made 8 of 17 three-pointers for Minnesota. BRING HIM BACK!!
- He runs a basketball camp.
- The Soles de Mexicali retired his number.
But what interests me most about DeJuan is his last name. Wheat. So perfect for a Minnesota sports team. Give me my gluten, dammit!
FIVE THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT WHEATIES:
- Rejected names for Wheaties: Nutties; Gold Medal Wheat Flakes.
- The first ever commercial jingle was for Wheaties, it aired on (of course) WCCO in 1926.
- In 1939, a Major League baseball game was televised for the first time; Red Barber improvised a Wheaties commercial.
- A young Ronald Reagan was named most popular Wheaties sports announcer in 1937; he won a trip to the Cubs' spring training camp in California, where he took a screen test at Warners and...
- Does the voice of Champy the Wheaties Lion sound familiar? It's Thurl Ravenscroft, better known as Tony the Tiger and for singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
Finally, as promised, some Liszt: