Ranking the 10 Greatest One-and-Done Players in College Basketball History

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Ranking the 10 Greatest One-and-Done Players in College Basketball History
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When we use the term one-and-done around college basketball circles today, it's usually in reference to the past seven years of the game's history.

In 2006, the NBA instituted a rule which forced high school players to wait a year before entering the draft, closing the door that players, such as Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett, walked through.

Even before that rule, however, there were players who stopped in college for a one-year cup of coffee, and a few became stars in their brief stays. Those players are often ignored when we chronicle the best one-and-done players in the college game's history.

While many of the 10 players here have made their names since 2006, a few predate the NBA's official barring of high school prospects. They went to college because they wanted to, not because they had to.

Players are listed by not only statistical accomplishments but also by awards won and team success during their singular seasons.

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