Best college player you've ever seen?

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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#21 » by Johnlac1 » Sat Aug 5, 2017 6:58 pm

As far as players I saw a fair deal, probably Walton. I only saw KAJ (then Lew Alcindor) play once in college, and that was his last game. Believe it or not, the NCAA tourney was not televised nationally until the very late sixties, and then I only saw the title game. And you could only see NBA playoff games on weekends. Yes, that's right, if the final game was on a week day, you were out of luck.
But Walton and UCLA were on quite a bit in the early seventies. Walton was just so dominant. Quite happy though when Notre Dame beat them to snap their win streak and N.C. State beat them in the NCAA tourney Walton's senior year.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#22 » by britblazerdude » Sat Aug 5, 2017 9:45 pm

I went to the 3OT Kansas Oklahoma game where Hield scored 46 points. Kansas was #1 in AP poll and Oklahoma were #1 in coaches poll. Hield also had 37 against Oregon that season. Haven't been to a whole lot of live college basketball but that performance against Kansas was insane.

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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#23 » by HeartBreakKid » Sat Aug 5, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm a millennial, the best college player of my time was probably Tim Duncan (though I don't think I saw him play, just heard about how great he was). During that time, I'd say the best player I saw with my own eyes might have been Ray Allen, but I was quite young in the 90s and did not remember college nearly as well as NBA.


I'd say Greg Oden was the best that I've probably seen a game from.
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Post#24 » by TheWolfoftheNBA » Sun Aug 6, 2017 2:42 am

madskillz8 wrote:JJ Redick and Jimmer Fredette were both very dominant as seniors.


Add Adam Morrison to that list.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#25 » by TheWolfoftheNBA » Sun Aug 6, 2017 2:44 am

jacbobbutler wrote:
madskillz8 wrote:JJ Redick and Jimmer Fredette were both very dominant as seniors.

JJ Redick yes I agree but Jimmer? Wasn't he only good because he had that ridiculous range,or was he actually dominant? I didn't really follow him much but thats just my thought


If you didn't watch him, what makes you think your assumption means anything?

But like the other poster said-- Reddick came off screens, Jimmer just pulled up.

Jimmer still thinks he deserves that type of freedom in the NBA.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#26 » by euroleague » Sun Aug 6, 2017 6:35 am

Curry in his tourney Final 4 at Davidson. I don't watch much NCAA, but his team was barely NCAA level and they were in the semifinals of the tourney. It was just Curry launching from behind the line
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#27 » by slothrop8 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:37 pm

I started watching NCAA ball in 1988. In that time, Tyler Hansbrough had the best career of any college player I've seen. For single season the serious contenders for me are Sr Tim Duncan, So Blake Griffen, Sr JJ Redick, Sr Christian Laetner, So Larry Johnson, Fr Kevin Durant, and Jr Steph Curry. Curry's league is so weak it's a little hard to know how to judge him, but his body of work since then certainly suggests he'd have lit up any league. Fr Chris Jackson putting up 30 ppg in the SEC was pretty impressive as well, but he wasn't quite as efficient and a little more one-dimensional than some of the other guys listed.

So Chris Webber was pretty amazing too but his team was deep and he didn't have to do as much - he may have been able to put up eye popping numbers elsewhere. Same holds true for a few guys that passed through the Kentucky factory lately - their teams were so stacked who knows what they might have done somewhere they had to carry more load.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#28 » by RealGas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:15 pm

Jasen777 wrote:
Patsfan1081 wrote:Pistol Pete is the greatest college player ever. Manning, Robertson, Bird were also great, Hank Gathers is another great college player who sadly had his life cut short.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a probably the college GOAT.

But that I saw, Danny Manning or Waymon Tisdale.


Wayman Tisdale was nearly unstoppable. Listed in the program as 6'9", he was likely closer to 6'6" but he had tremendous body control and a soft touch on turnaround jumpers from ten feet and in. He battled Memphis States twin tower lineup of Keith Lee and William Bedford and darned near beat them in the tourney.

The best I saw in person was Daron "Mookie" Blaylock when he tied his NCAA record of 13 steals in a game against Loyola-Marymount in Norman. He was a good offensive player and a lockdown defender.
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Post#29 » by Jasen777 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:17 pm

RealGas wrote:The best I saw in person was Daron "Mookie" Blaylock when he tied his NCAA record of 13 steals in a game against Loyola-Marymount in Norman. He was a good offensive player and a lockdown defender.


One of my favorites for sure.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#30 » by tidho » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:23 pm

Ralph Sampson, Danny Manning

There was some legitimate talent in college when the top guys were staying longer than a year.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#31 » by DirtyDez » Mon Oct 2, 2017 4:57 am

Glenn Robinson or Shaq.
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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#32 » by Lalouie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:48 am

1...lew alcindor
2...bill walton
3...sidney wicks
4...ralph sampson
5...bill bradley
6...larry bird


I thought I'd never see anyone share a table with alcindor and walton but sampson was special. No pf has ever done what wicks did to future hof'er artis gilmore. Bradley and bird were similar in their college career for what they did.

I struggled with where I should draw the line and I decided here because I think THIS club is exclusive.... Adding anyone else would open the gates.

The only time I ever saw pistol live, ucla and wicks pounded lsu by 50. Every player on lsu looked like pistol - same floppy hair LOL. I think that was by design. My best kept secret was Dave Bing. I liked everything about him... High flyer, great catchy name

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