10. Jerry West, West Virginia
The Logo, as he would come to be known in the NBA, was one of the most prolific scorers at every level of basketball. Jerry West scored 25 or more points in eight straight tournament games, a streak unmatched in history. His 160 points in 1959 rank fifth for a single tournament all time, and West left West Virginia with the NCAA record for most tournament points all time.
West made the finals and lost but was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player anyway, a pattern that would follow him to his time with the Lakers in the NBA where he went 1–8 all time in the NBA Finals and remains the only player ever to be named Finals MVP despite losing the championship.