All-College History Team
The best fantasy college basketball lineup of all time can be very heavily debated. Here is my take on who the top players would be.
I moved around the positions just a little bit but they would still be playing to their advantages on both ends of the floor.
I have arranged players who have won Naismith Awards and scoring titles. I have arranged National Champions and players who never even got into the tournament.
These are the five best players in college basketball ever in my book.
C Lew Alcindor (1967 UCLA)
Lew Alcindor was Player of the Year, First Team All-American, National Champion, Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament, and Oscar Robertson Trophy winner.
He also set still-standing records for the most season points with 870, highest season scoring average with 29 ppg, most season field goals with 346, most season free throw attempts with 274, and most single game field goals with 26. Alcindor was a true championship center for the UCLA Bruins.
SG Oscar Robertson (1960 Cincinnati)
Robertson continued to dominate his opponents while at Cincinnati, recording an incredible scoring average of 33.8 points per game, the third highest in college history.
In each of his three years, he won the national scoring title, was named an All-American, and was chosen College Player of the Year, while setting 14 NCAA and 19 school records.
Robertson’s stellar play led the Bearcats to a 79-9 overall record during his three varsity seasons, including two Final Four appearances. However, a championship eluded Robertson, a phenomenon that would become a repeated occurrence in his later career.
When Robertson left college he was the all-time leading NCAA scorer until fellow Hall of Fame player Pete Maravich topped him in 1970.
SF Bill Walton (1973 UCLA)
The won the National Championship and put together a perfect season and scoring 44 points in the title game by shooting 21 for 22. He also won the James E. Sullivan Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, and Oscar Robertson Trophy, all while earning Academic All-American honors as well.
PF Bill Russell (1956 University of San Fransisco)
John Wooden, legendary UCLA coach, called Russell "the greatest defensive man I've ever seen." He once had 13 blocks in a game ad also strung together a 55 game win-streak.
During his college career, Russell averaged 20.7 points per game and 20.3 rebounds per game. He was also a National Champion in 1956.
PG Pete Maravich (1970 LSU)
"Pistol Pete" won the Naismith Award along with the Oscar Robertson Trophy. He was also named Sporting News' player of the year, and was named a first-team All-American.
He scored 1,381 points that year along putting him at a 44.5 ppg average. He set 11 NCAA records and 34 SEC records.
It has been calculated that had there been a three point line existing when Maravich played, that he would have averaged 57 ppg. He was also the leading scorer every year of his three-year career.