Danny Ainge, BYU (1977-81)
Before he was making the Brooklyn Nets wish they’d stayed in Jersey, Danny Ainge he was picking up multiple National Player of the Year awards. How did he do it?
Sure, he was really good. But what made Ainge so polarizing was his work ethic. He was everywhere all the time, including in the face of the man he was guarding, on the floor chasing after loose balls, and hustling. Always hustling. That kind of energy endeared Ainge to some and bothered others.