HoopsHype Mark Titus rumors

December 23, 2010 Updates

A little over two years ago, Mark Titus, then a seldom-used reserve forward for the Ohio State Buckeyes, started writing a blog that quickly became an Internet sensation. Titus and two of his bench mates named the blog Club Trillion as a nod to the games in which they would play one minute and register zeros in every other box score category. New York Times

Using a database going back to the 1986-87 season — the earliest season available with complete boxes — the career leader in Trillions is Jud Buechler with 55. Buechler was a 6-foot-6 swingman who played for seven teams, most notably the Chicago Bulls, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Buechler was a sort of human victory cigar for the 1996, 1997 and 1998 N.B.A. champion Bulls, recording 25 Trillions (45.5 percent of his career total) in those three seasons. While Buechler is the career leader, the runner-up, Mario West, may be the standard-bearer of the Trillion Club. West, a former guard for the Atlanta Hawks, who is now playing in the D-League, has 51 career Trillions. New York Times

Among active players, Steve Novak of the Dallas Mavericks, a fifth-year forward out of Marquette, is the career leader with 39 Trillions. He has registered a Trillion in 19.5 percent of his career appearances, the highest rate among active players with at least 10 Trillions (the runner-up, Darnell Jackson, is well behind, at 14.4 percent). New York Times

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