Each year March Madness showcases college basketball’s greatest talent on the national level. With teams led by current superstars like Stephen Curry to NBA legends like Michael Jordan, the tournament is always filled with talent. But who is the best of the best? The greatest college basketball players of all-time didn’t just help their teams earn a spot in the month-long competition, they also helped their program reach new heights. These are the greatest college basketball players of all-time.
Lew Alcindor Left UCLA With An 88-2 Record
Today, Lew Alcindor is better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. In high school and college, he was better known by his given name, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Alcindor was recruited by UCLA after winning 71 straight games in high school. His success continued in college as he went 88-2 and won three national championships. If freshmen had been allowed to participate in March Madness back then it’s likely he would have four appearances.