50 Best College Basketball Players of the 2000s

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50 Best College Basketball Players of the 2000s
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The debate could be endless. 

There are so many worthy candidates to be on this list, players that have posted great statistical years or players that have had great success in the NCAA Tournament.

However, only 50 made the cut. An 'honorable mention' list would contain about 75 players, all of whom could have made this list.

Through a process of elimination, I whittled down my first list of about 125 players to 50. Great players were left off, and the difference between those left off and those in the list is slim. It was splitting hairs to cut the list down to 50, and then again I sifted through differences throughout the 50 athletes to rank them.

You may feel some players that made this list are overrated or underrated, and if you do, feel free to comment and say so. 

Moreover, I tried to add the most significant accomplishments each player had in their decorated careers. These were my main method in ranking the players.

I will be more than willing to answer any question as to why I have players ranked where they are, and I look forward to our discussion.

Current players and players that ended their careers in the year 2000 were left off the list.

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