Ed Pinckney, Villanova (1985)
A 6′9″ forward from The Bronx, New York, Ed Pinckney was a key member of a “Cinderella” Villanova University team that defeated Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas for the 1985 NCAA Championship. Pinckney was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after registering 16 points and 6 rebounds in the title game, which is widely considered as one of the greatest NCAA tournament upsets of all time.
Pinckney had a relatively modest NBA career, which still spanned 13 seasons (with seven teams). After retiring from the NBA, Pinckney served as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater for four years, and is currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves.