The game of college basketball is filled with stars. Each and every year, the games best players are shipped off to the NBA, but fresh faces are introduced to us.
Most of these stars hail from the basketball "factory" programs, schools who churn out professional talent yearly, schools such as North Carolina, Kansas, and UCLA.
Then there are the small school superstars who carry their teams to unlikely heights, while giving the media a glimpse of a different kind of star. It gives schools like Radford, Vermont, and Long Beach State the opportunity to market itself on the big stage.
What makes a superstar? Most of the time, college basketball's best players are exceptionally talented in numerous facets of the game. However, they also exhibit at least one rare trait that separates them from the pack.
Whether it be their shooting ability, passing ability, rebounding, or even their drive to win, superstars stand out based on the rare skills they possess.
Keep in mind that in order to construct the perfect team of the century, you wouldn't just throw together the eight best players college basketball has seen since the year 2000.
Creating a perfect team means handpicking stars whose skills all fit together like the pieces of an intricate puzzle, and when those pieces fit together, this is what you find. Without further ado, here is college basketball's "team of the century".
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