Christian Laettner – Duke (1989-1992)
Christian Laettner didn’t look like an elite basketball player. But the Duke Blue Devil forward is arguably the greatest college basketball player of all-time. He is also the most hated by fans of rival teams. Laettner was consistent during his time with Duke and made legendary shots to win games for the team. In 1990 and 1992, Laettner made dramatic, last second buzz-beaters to get the Blue Devils win in the NCAA Tournament. His back to the basket shot against Kentucky in 1992 is the most celebrated last second win in college basketball history.
Laettner had ice water running through his veins in clutch moments, and he regularly delivered when his team needed him most. A two-time NCAA Champion, one-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and two-time ACC Athlete of the Year, Laettner is the poster boy for everything to hate about Duke University. G: 148 Pts: 16.6 Reb: 7.8