Best College Basketball Players
The Top Ten
Kareem was arguably the best player at all three levels, high school, college and pro. He put up enormous numbers everywhere he played. Kareem performed in an era where offense was run through the post. The rules allowed opposing players to be way more physical with him. Also, he had to play defense because most everybody took the ball to the basket, not shoot 3's like they do today. That didn't stop him from being the all time scoring leader, barring whatever LeBron does. In college, beating his Bruins anytime of the season was like winning a national title. Unfortunately, he was only allowed to play three years at UCLA. He probably would have set every post record with a forth year. I think he has always been overlooked for flashier players but his championships and dominance can never be denied.
I agree with the top 4, with Mr. Skywalker in 5th. He was way better than Jordan at this level.
Great player at Maryland, was an unstoppable force. Better than Jordan at the college level. He would have battled Jordan for NBA supremacy the next 15 years but made a huge mistake that took his life.
Jordan gets way too much college credit for what he accomplished in the NBA. Other than hitting the game winning shot in the 1982 title game with Worthy on his team, he underachieved the next two tournaments. I don't think he was top 15 in ACC history.
Michael Jordan is the best
Navy hasn't been relevant since he played 30 years ago.
Carried a mid major, Indiana State to the national title game. The school hasn't done anything since. Bird, also scored over 3,000 points in college career.
Three time national player of the year, in one of the most competitive era's. Sampson led Virginia to three straight ACC regular season titles.
21-2 NCAA tournament record. Should be in the top 10. He couldn't help that his NBA career started in lousy Minnesota. His pro numbers would have been much better anywhere else.
Say what you want about him, but the dude balled out like no one else and hit the most clutch shot in tournament history
One of the most intimidating forces that college basketball has seen. Led a Georgetown to three championship games, winning it all in 1984.
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2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3. Bill Walton