By Bill Hamm
August 19, 2011 9:32 PM

It comes down to this in the Pre 80s Bracket, a showdown between 7 seed Bob Hermann and 1 seed Fred Shear. Based on how each player’s fanbase has responded to this point we can expect to see a high voting close contest. The winner will claim the Pre 80s championship and move onto the final 4! Let’s take a look:

Bob Hermann (7): Played for the Saints from 1967-1970, finishing his career with 733 rebounds (9th all time) and 1258 points (23rd all time). In the 1968-69 season he led the team in rebounding with 294, a 12.8 rpg average and scoring with 494 pts, a 21.4 ppg average. In the 1969-70 season he repeated as the team scoring leader with 420 pts, a 19.7 ppg average. Hermann holds the record for most field goals made in a game, 20, which he set during the 68-69 season vs Cortland St, a game in which he scored 41 pts, tied for fourth highest point total in team history. Hermann was inducted into the Siena Hall of Fame in 1978.

Fred Shear (1) played for Siena from 1970 to 1973. When looking at his accomplishments it is important to remember that they came in a time when players were only eligible to play for three years, played fewer games in a season and had no 3-point shot.  His 1400 points ranks 12th all time at Siena. Besides being an avid scorer he was also a force on the boards. His 658 rebounds ranks 15th all time. During the 1970-1971 season he had 282 rebounds for an amazing average of 11.3 per game. Fred averaged 20.3 points per game for his career and was twice named AP College Division All American Honorable Mention.

Fred Shear (1) vs Bob Hermann (7)

  • Fred Shear (1) (56%, 343 Votes)
  • Bob Hermann (7) (44%, 273 Votes)

Total Voters: 616

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Polls will remain open until 11:59pm on the 21rst.

Filed under: All-Time Bracket, Pre 80s


Readers Comments (9)

  1. Anonymous

    Freddy Shear was "the man"!

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  2. Anonymous

    Freddy Shear was "the man" Loved to watch him play. cmon guys, let's shoot some votes Fred's way!

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  3. Anonymous

    If this was a real contest i would vote for Fredder

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  4. Anonymous

    That was epic

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  5. Mike Keane

    How did this get over 600 votes?

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  6. Anonymous

    Shear has Fans Because He is The Real Deal.

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  7. Anonymous

    Shear is The MAN….. He put SIENA on The Map.

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  8. Anonymous

    Im surprised Shear Didn't Get More Votes- Who doesn't know Freddy Shear . He Could Play.

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  9. Anonymous

    This contest is a lot of fun for the old D2 guys…..just seeing their names with the real D1 stars was a thrill………Bob Hermann and Fred would have been excellent 3 pt shooters ala Jim Cantamessa. Shear was a frosh when Hermann was a Sr but frosh could not play(else Shear would have led them to many more wins)

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