1. Kevin Durant (Texas)
A man who was seemingly put on this planet to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kevin Durant averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists as a freshman at the University of Texas, and put up 30 points and nine rebounds in the Longhorns’ loss against USC in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Durant still went on to win the John R. Wooden Award and Naismith College Player of the Year Award. It wasn’t long after the former 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft became a bona fide superstar.
Between 2009 and 2012, Durant led the NBA in scoring three consecutive seasons, averaging 28.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game over that span. Two seasons later, Durant averaged a league-high 32 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, earning him his first NBA MVP.