11. Patrick Ewing
All Ewing did was lead the Georgetown Hoyas to three NCAA Finals games in four seasons. Even if the Hoyas did only take home one title–against the team featuring a player to later appear on this list–Ewing was as impactful and high-profile player as it got dung the early and mid-80’s.
And the Hoyas will always be remembered as the toughest college team ever and Ewing’s mean glare helped contribute to that edge with which they played. Even his last game was memorable, the Hoyas’ shocking upset loss to Villanova in the 1985 title game.