Best college player you've ever seen?

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Post#101 » by SichtingLives » Tue Mar 3, 2020 12:58 am

I don't know about greatest but 90's college ball was the goat. Shawn Respert, Scottie Thurman, Lou Roe, Camby, Ed O'Bannon, Felipe Lopez, Fred Hoiberg, Marcus Fizer, Joe Smith, Raymond Childress, Kerry Kittles, Trajan Langdon and the other 40 Duke guys, Mashburn, Mateen Cleaves, Calbert Cheaney, Keith Van Horn, Glenn Robinson, Bibby, Jet, Tim Duncan, Laettner, Iverson, Corliss Williamson, Donyell Marshall, Vince, Stack, Rasheed, Serge Zwikker jk
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Post#102 » by TheBobster » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Bill Walton.

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Post#103 » by prophet_of_rage » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:57 am

Ewing at Georgetown

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Post#104 » by King Ken » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:00 pm

In my lifetime, Tim Duncan at Wake
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Post#105 » by sikma42 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:22 am

Kevin Durant

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Post#106 » by RSP83 » Thu Oct 8, 2020 11:57 am

Probably Kareem or Bill Walton. It's before my time, but reading and hearing from people, those 2 sounds like absolute monster.
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Post#107 » by Manocad » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:00 am

Seen as in watched them play live, Hank Gathers. He was absolutely phenomenal. Homer pick--Chris Webber.
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Post#108 » by 12footrim » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:24 pm

The best college player I ever saw in person was Christian Laettner and I think he's widely considered the one of the 5 greatest by most everyone.

I just looked at his stats the guy shot .557% from three as a senior and it wasn't even on small volume. 54-97. It's crazy the way he shot FT's in general and three pointers in college and his shooting pedigree that he didn't have a better outside game in the NBA. You can't really blame it on the era either, there were a lot of big guys shooting three's by the time he entered his prime. He should have been more like a Dirk type player than what he ended up being.
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Post#109 » by Some smartguy » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:01 pm

MJ or TD. Maybe KD too.
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Post#110 » by JosephMamah » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:40 am

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Re: Best college player you've ever seen? 

Post#113 » by nedleeds » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:56 pm

xxSnEaKyPxx wrote:I don't know about the best ever, but Tyler Hansbrough was something special in college.

NBA players hate his physicality, in college kids just didn't know what to do. He had a 40 point game as a Freshman against an ACC team(Georgia Tech).

I was at this game. It was insane how he could just move other players out of the way. But I'm in my mid-40's and as far as players I saw, meaning watched multiple times on TV or in person.

- Patrick Ewing
- Chris Mullin
- Grant Hill
- Kenny Anderson
- Larry Johnson

Edit: I didn't see Pistol, but Steph Curry games were really bizarre. He didn't have massive team success but he was playing with barely D1 dudes. I've certainly never seen defensive adjustments like the ones for Steph. As totally dominant as Chris Mullin was, teams weren't doubling him at half court.
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