7. Christian Laettner
Laettner would be high on this list even if he didn’t make “The Shot,” the most famous made bucket in NCAA hoops history, the mid-range jumper he hit to propel Duke to victory over Kentucky 103-to-102 in the two high-profile programs’ classic overtime East Regional Final in Philadelphia on March 28, 1992. That shot was the culmination of Laettner’s perfect 10-for-10 shooting from the field, as well as going 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
Duke would need every single one of those points to take the regional and win their second of back-to-back titles and Laettner became the stuff of legend. Laettner holds many Madness records but the most impressive may be that he played in 23 tournament games and won 21 of them.