3. Clyde Lovellette — 1952
You’re probably not old enough to have seen Clyde Lovellette play basketball, so you’ll have to trust us on this one: he was really good. Lovellette was a teammate of legendary coach Dean Smith and helped the Jayhawks win a national title, still to date the only player to lead the nation in scoring and win a title in the same season. That summer Lovellette was selected for the Summer Olympics and led the team to a gold medal in Finland, leading the team in scoring.
Lovellette became the number nine pick for the Minneapolis Lakers and went on to win an NBA championship his first season there, become the first basketball player in history to win an NCAA title, a gold medal, and an NBA title. Lovellette won two more NBA titles and made four All Star teams and is in the Basketball Hall of Fame.