Bargatze recruited Vandy's greats
Feb. 9, 2011
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The 1969-70 Vanderbilt basketball freshmen team, coached by Ron Bargatze (far right)
"We didn't have an experienced big man on that team. We were very interchangeable. That freshman team became the cornerstone of that championship team when the F-Troop came along two years later. We also had Rod Freeman and Ray Maddux who were very good players. Ray was a great rebounder and Rod was a good all-around player that gave us a lot of muscle. Then you put the van Breda Kolff class with them, that team was 20-6 in my third year. That team laid the groundwork because the next year, when the F-Troop came in and freshmen were eligible, that became a great roster of players."
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