With the stars of tomorrow coming together for that magical basketball masterpiece dubbed March Madness, there's a chance to reflect on how the stars of today performed on that stage just years ago.
Some of the game's greats never had the chance to play in the sports world's greatest tournament. Freed from restriction in both their ability to enter the NBA and potential of no ceiling when they arrived, some of today's biggest stars bypassed the collegiate world all together.
This list doesn't concern those players. This is focusing on the players who paid their dues with NCAA service, although the length of their tenure fluctuated.
For some of these players, college hoops offered the chance to put their stamp on some of the country's most storied programs. For others, it meant the opportunity to write the first chapter.
But which of these 10 NBA stars shined brightest on the college hardwood? Read on to find out.
Injured players were not considered for this list. College stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.