Fans of college basketball love to get together and debate who is the greatest player to grace the college game. Unlike some sports where the greatest of all time is not up for debate, college basketball can point to a handful of men as its contenders for the title of greatest.
Here at the SportsDrop, we have consulted our college hoops experts (combined 50+ years of coverage) and put together our definitive list of the most dominant college basketball players of all time. We’ve not waffled or sat on the fence. Instead, we ranked them from 25-1 to let you know exactly where they stand in our opinions. So, flip through the slides and take a look. See if you agree with how our experts have ranked some of the sport’s finest competitors.
25. Doug McDermott – Combined his size and three-point shooting ability to dominate the sport.
As a senior, McDermott averaged a career and nation-high 26.7 points on his way to winning the Consensus National Player of the Year. McDermott ranks 5th all-time in career points in the NCAA with 3,150 total points, ahead of the likes of Oscar Robertson, Danny Manning, and Larry Bird.
He is also the first college basketball player in the past 29 years to be named AP Player of the Year three times.