Danny Manning – Kansas (1984-1988)
Danny Manning was the best college basketball player of 1988. He led the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA Championship and was voted Most Outstanding Player along the way. But Manning was good well before his senior season with KU. In both his sophomore and junior years, Manning was voted the Big 8 Player of the Year. In his junior season, Manning averaged 23.9 ppg.
He followed it up with 24.8 ppg in his final year as he took home his third Big 8 Player of the Year award, his second consecutive consensus All-American plaque and the NABC Player of the Year award. G: 147 Pts: 20.1 Reb: 8.1