Since I mentioned Gus Williams earlier today, a member of the 1973 USC basketball team, let’s once again appreciate him, including a rare color photo from his college career.
You can make a case that Williams (1972-75) was the most successful player in USC history. An All-American in 1975 (which by itself puts him above many better-known players), Williams then enjoyed a stellar pro career, scoring 14,093 points and averaging 17.1 points per game (by comparison Paul Westphal scored 12,809 points and averaged 15.6). Williams led the Seattle SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title and averaged 28.6 points in the NBA Finals. He was a first-team All-NBA pick in 1982. His No. 1 jersey is retired by the Sonics.