6. Jimmer Fredette (2011)
As a senior at Brigham Young University, James Taft “Jimmer” Fredette essentially became a household name in the college basketball world, after winning the 2011 National Player of the Year award and leading all of NCAA Division I basketball in scoring.
In fact, when he would have one of his many scoring outbursts, people would say that his opponents got “Jimmered.” He won countless awards that named him the best college basketball player in 2011, and won the 2011 Best Male College Athlete ESPY award.
Even President Obama called Fredette “unbelievable” and the “best scorer in the country, obviously.”