4. Bill Russell
And here we’ve arrived at the only player who can put Alcindor/Kareem to shame in the championship category, as Russell amassed 13 total titles during his tenure with the University of San Francisco (a small, private Jesuit college located near S.F.’s famous Haight-Ashbury district) and the Boston Celtics.
Russell lead the USF Dons to back-to-back NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956, and was such a defensive force that the NCAA actually widened the free-throw lane to twelve feet allegedly to lessen his dominance over smaller, less capable players. While it’s highly unlikely USF will ever win another college crown, they’ll always have the memories when the school with the “hilltop campus” was on top of the amateur basketball world.