3. Bill Walton, UCLA
Today we know Bill Walton as the ever droning voice of PAC 12 basketball, either the most entertaining or most frustrating color man in sports, depending on your point of view. But Walton was once one of the greatest college basketball players who ever lived. Walton was at UCLA for the better part of their record 88 game winning streak, and that included back to back championships with the Bruins. Walton was named Most Outstanding Player both times, one of four two time winners, and he was AP player of the year both seasons too.
Walton himself did not lose a basketball game for almost five years between that streak, his freshman team at UCLA, and high school. But Walton’s most storied game came on the biggest stage in the 1973 title game against Memphis State, where Walton shot 21 for 22 to score 44 points, the most ever in a championship game. Basketball perfection at the highest level.