24. Danny Manning
The greatest Jayhawk of them all? Another great player with a remarkable Madness run, as Manning lead the underdog, under-talented 1988 Kansas Jayhawks to the title in a thrilling 83-to-79 championship finale over Oklahoma that often gets overlooked by fans, considering all the great Finals games of the 1980’s.
Embodying the brilliant nickname of “Danny and the Miracles,” Manning’s totals for the title game were a mind-boggling 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals and two block shots for good measure. Manning was college player of the year in ‘88 and departed KU as the program’s all time leading scorer and rebounder.