David Thompson – North Carolina State
Led North Carolina State to the 1974 NCAA championship with a 30-1 record. 1975 Naismith Award Winner. First-Team All-America in 1973, 1974, and 1975.
Larry Bird - Indiana State
Bird was name All-America First Team in 1978 and 1979, and he led Indiana State to the 1979 NCAA championship game against Michigan State. 1979 Naismith Award Winner.
Christian Laettner - Duke
Mr. Clutch. Best known for his game-winning last-second shot in Duke's dramatic 104-103 victory over Kentucky in the East regional final of the 1992 NCAA Tournament. Only player in NCAA tournament history to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Naismith National Player of the Year: 1992. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1992.
Elvin Hayes - Houston
Scored 39 points in the classic 71-69 win over UCLA, breaking the Bruins' 47-game winning streak. The Sporting News College Player of the Year in 1968. All-America First Team in 1967 and 1968.
Magic Johnson – Michigan State
Led Michigan State to NCAA Championship over Larry Bird's Indiana State Team in 1979. All-America 1978 and 1979. Would be higher on the list except he left college early to play for the Lakers.
Jerry Lucas - Ohio State
Led Ohio State to the 1961 and 1962 NCAA championship games. Lost both to Cincinnati. The Sporting News Player of the Year in 1961 and 1962. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1960.
Wilt Chamberlain - Kansas
Wilt led Kansas to the 1957 championship game, a 54-53 triple overtime loss to North Carolina. First Team All-America in 1957 and 1958. Left college early to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Bill Bradley – Princeton
Anyone who leads an Ivy League team to the final four has to be on this list. 1965 AP Player of the Year. First Team All-America in 1964 and 1965. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1964.
Tyler Hansbrough - North
2009 Sporting News College Basketball Athlete of the Decade. Only player in
ACC history to be named unanimous first-team All-ACC four times. Lead North
Carolina to the NCAA 2009 National Championship.
Danny Manning – Kansas
Led the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA championship. First Team All-America in 1987 and 1988. The consensus College Player of the Year in 1988.
Jerry West – West Virginia
Led West Virginia to NCAA Finals in1959. All-America First Team in 1959 and 1960. Co-captain, Olympic gold medal-winning team in 1960.
George Mikan - DePaul
Led DePaul to the 1945 NIT championship. National Player of the Year in 1946. First Team All-America in 1944 and 1945.
Ralph Sampson - Virginia
University of Virginia he was voted National Player of the Year in three of
his four seasons.He was one of only two male players in the history of
college basketball to receive the Naismith Award as the National Player of
the Year three times (Bill Walton of UCLA was the other male).
Michael Jordan – North Carolina
He scored the game-winning basket in the 1982 NCAA championship game against the Georgetown. College player of the year in 1984. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1984.
Tom Gola - La Salle College
Sixth person in history to be four-time All-America selection (1952-55), Led La Salle to NIT Championship in 1952 and the NCAA championship in 1954. 1955 NCAA runner-up to San Francisco and Bill Russell.
Patrick Ewing – Georgetown
Led Georgetown to the 1984 NCAA championship. All-America in 1983, 1984, and 1985. 1985 Naismith Award. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team in 1984.
Isiah Thomas – Indiana
Elgin Baylor - Seattle University
Darrell Griffith - University of Louisville
Phil Ford - North Carolina
Rick Mount - Purdue
Rick Barry - University of Miami
Cazzie Russell - University of Michigan
Austin Carr - Notre Dame
Bob Cousy - Holy Cross College
Bobby Hurley - Duke
Larry Johnson - UNLV
Bob Lanier - St. Bonaventure
Chris Mullin - St. John's University
Scott May - Indiana University
Sidney Wicks - UCLA
Shane Battier - Duke
Tim Duncan - Wake Forrest
Bob Kurland - Oklahoma State
Steve Alford - Indiana University
Bob Pettit - LSU
Akeem Olajuwon - University of Houston
Walt Hazzard - UCLA
Clyde Lovellette - Kansas
Ralph Beard - Kentucky
John Wooden - Purdue
David Robinson - Navy
Butch Lee - Marquette
Cliff Hagan - Kentucky
James Worthy - North Carolina
Hank Luisetti - Stanford
Artis Gilmore - Jacksonville University
Calvin Murphy - Niagara University
Sihugo Green - Duquesne University
Mark Aguirre - DePaul
Danny Ferry - Duke
Wayman Tisdale - Oklahoma
Marques Johnson - UCLA
Alex Groza - Kentucky
Dan Issel - Kentucky
Shaquille O’Neal - LSU
Gail Goodrich - UCLA
Wes Unseld - University of Louisville
Teresa Edwards - Georgia
Lennie Rosenbluth - North Carolina
Glenn Robinson - Purdue
Paul Arizin - Villanova
Cheryl Miller - USC
Adrian Dantley - Notre Dame
Sean Elliot - University of Arizona
Antawn Jamison - North Carolina
Len Bias - Maryland
Johnny Dawkins - Duke
Keith Lee - Memphis State
Grant Hill - Duke
Sidney Moncrief - Arkansas
Sheryl Swoopes - Texas Tech
Jim McDaniels - Western Kentucky
Terry Dischinger - Purdue
Mike Bibby - Arizona
Jason Williams - Duke
Jameer Nelson - Saint Joseph’s
Diana Taurasi - Connecticut
Bailey Howell - Mississippi State
Bo Lamar - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dean Meminger - Marquette University
T.J. Ford - Texas
Julius Erving - University of Massachusetts
John Lucas - Maryland
Kenyon Martin - University of Cincinnati
Jamal Mashburn - Kentucky
Chamique Holdsclaw - Tennessee
Chet Walker - Bradley
Juan Dixon - Maryland
Dave Bing - Syracuse
Matteen Cleaves - Michigan State
Andrew Bogut - Utah
Richard Hamilton - Connecticut
Marcus Camby - Massachusetts
Billy Cunningham - North Carolina