Sam McCants
Sam McCants
Year: 1973-1974
Sport: Men's Basketball

An All-American and NABC All-District selection, McCants (1973-74) played just one season but left his mark on the ORU men's basketball program as the leading scorer on ORU's Elite Eight team. He averaged 24.0 points, 7.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds while guiding ORU to a 23-6 record. His 697 points was the second best total in the history of the school at the time and is still fifth in the ORU record books. McCants ranks among the ORU single season top 10 in assists, points, field goals, and field goal attempts. Following his ORU career, McCants was drafted in the 8th round by Chicago, and was drafted again in 1975 in the fourth round by Phoenix.