One of the great things about sports arguments that start “Who was the all-time best…?” is that there are so many different ways to divide up the historical player pool. Here, we’re mixing some Sesame Street with our higher education to take a look at the ABCs of college basketball.
One letter fans don’t usually want to see associated with their teams is “L,” but here L brings us Duke icon Christian Laettner. His collection of Final Four appearances helps him edge out such luminaries as Jerry Lucas for the honor of being the best L-named player in the college game.
Herein, more on the Blue Devils’ legendary power forward, along with the top picks from A to Z throughout the history of the game. All players are grouped by the first letter of their surnames, with one necessary X-ception.