2011 – Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
Playing for the usually unheralded Brigham Young University men’s basketball team, James Taft “Jimmer” Fredette led all NCAA Division I players in scoring during his senior season (2010-2011), en route to being named the 2011 National Player of the Year. Fredette helped the Cougars reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament that year, which was the first time in 30 years that they had made it that far. Fredette left BYU holding 11 scoring records, which still stand today. Unfortunately, Fredette was never able to translate that scoring touch into the NBA game, as he’s now playing for the Shanghai Sharks in China, less than seven years after being drafted into the NBA.