17. Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas
Wilt Chamberlain had 52 points and 31 rebounds in his first game for Kansas, breaking both all time school records. That was just the beginning for a man who put up the most ridiculous numbers of any basketball player ever at every level. Chamberlain put up big numbers and overcame intense racism to reach the NCAA championship game against North Carolina but there he faced a new challenge as the Tar Heels literally triple teamed him all game, with one defender in front, one behind him, and another running at him when he got the ball.
On offense, UNC resorted to “freeze ball,” passing the ball around to kill the clock in a pre shot clock era. Chamberlain and Kansas finally lost in triple overtime, but he was named Most Outstanding Player anyway, and we can thank his efforts for things like the shot clock and defensive rules that prevent us from that dreadful brand of basketball persisting today.