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    Who’s the last dominant college player who wasn’t a #1 pick??

    Ben Simmons and Anthony Edwards couldn’t even get their teams to the tourney

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    Who were the best college players 2001_2006?

    Prob one of them

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    Michael Jordan

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    The latest one? The answer is obviously Kevin Durant.
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    Carmelo dominated in his year but Lebron was 1 and Melo was 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantFeelMyFace View Post
    The latest one? The answer is obviously Kevin Durant.
    That’s what I was thinking too but it’s clear he should have been number 1. I don’t think he got Texas the sweet 16.

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    Basically, it’s been a while since a great college player played great, played great in the tournament, won, and wasn’t the number 1 pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaborneq View Post
    Basically, it’s been a while since a great college player played great, played great in the tournament, won, and wasn’t the number 1 pick
    Huh? That's not true. At all.

    But while we're adding names, how about Kemba Walker?
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    Kemba was good, but I wouldn’t consider him dominant. But he does fit the criteria

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Huh? That's not true. At all.

    But while we're adding names, how about Kemba Walker?
    Ben Gordon was a better player than Kemba in my opinion and he did the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaborneq View Post
    Ben Gordon was a better player than Kemba in my opinion and he did the same thing.
    Same school you could also go back to Rip Hamilton.

    Better question is when the #1 pick does fit that criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Same school you could also go back to Rip Hamilton.

    Better question is when the #1 pick does fit that criteria.
    Rip had a lot of help on his way to a championship. El Amin, Kevin Freeman, jake Voskul come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaborneq View Post
    Basically, it’s been a while since a great college player played great, played great in the tournament, won, and wasn’t the number 1 pick
    Isn't the answer Jalen Brunson ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asiagambler View Post
    Isn't the answer Jalen Brunson ?
    Was it Brunson or was it a great team??

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    Carmelo Anthony

    He single-handedly took Syracuse to the Final Four

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaborneq View Post
    Was it Brunson or was it a great team??
    He won Naismith player of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by asiagambler View Post
    He won Naismith player of the year
    I guess you are right. I just remember how surgical those championship wildcat teams were. Didn’t seem like they had dominant players or they ALL were dominant.

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    1992: Christian Laettner was one of the best college players of all-time and went #3 (Shaq, Mourning).
    1996: Marcus Camby was quite dominant at UMass and went #2 (Iverson).
    2002: Jay Williams I'd say qualifies, although Duke had a lot of other talent then too. He went 2nd (Yao).

    Durant was obviously already mentioned a few times and I don't know how you want to classify guys like JJ Reddick and Jimmer, who were both amazing scorers. Reddick played on a loaded Duke team though, while Jimmer never advanced past the Sweet Sixteen IIRC. Nor did he see the toughest of competition at BYU.

    I'll go with Laettner though as the most dominant of the last 30 years (barely) to not go #1.

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    Durant, Carmelo, and D Wade. I remember Wade dominating the NCAA tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ View Post
    1992: Christian Laettner was one of the best college players of all-time and went #3 (Shaq, Mourning).
    1996: Marcus Camby was quite dominant at UMass and went #2 (Iverson).
    2002: Jay Williams I'd say qualifies, although Duke had a lot of other talent then too. He went 2nd (Yao).

    Durant was obviously already mentioned a few times and I don't know how you want to classify guys like JJ Reddick and Jimmer, who were both amazing scorers. Reddick played on a loaded Duke team though, while Jimmer never advanced past the Sweet Sixteen IIRC. Nor did he see the toughest of competition at BYU.

    I'll go with Laettner though as the most dominant of the last 30 years (barely) to not go #1.
    To think that Laettner was nearly 30 years ago is amazing, he would definitely qualify as the best over the last 30 years. Melo would be up there too. I forgot about Cambyman. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    Michael Jordan

    He played on a superteam. Lol. He was the third or fourth option after Worthy and Sam Perkins. And those guys could play!!!

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    Anderson Hunt. (NCAA Tournament MVP)

    But the rumors are/were he was blackballed from the NBA for point shaving while playing at UNLV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Anderson Hunt. (NCAA Tournament MVP)

    But the rumors are/were he was blackballed from the NBA for point shaving while playing at UNLV.
    Which UNLV team was he the best player??

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    what year Did Jimmer Fredette score almost 30 a year and drop 30+ on Gonzaga in the 2nd round of the ncaa tourney to knock them out?

    he won national player of the year EVERYWHERE


    10th overall

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    Stephen Curry. No one could stop him when he was at Davidson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaborneq View Post
    Which UNLV team was he the best player??
    1990
    Hunt was tourney MVP
    You can argue Larry Johnson or Greg Anthony though, I’d listen.

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    Trae Young led ncaa in scoring

    5th in draft

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    Doug McDermott?

    5th all time ncaa scorer when he finished led the nation his senior year

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    Hank Gathers was dominant scorer and rebounder

    he didn't get drafted for some reason

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    Buddy Hield seems like a big one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    Trae Young led ncaa in scoring

    5th in draft
    I don’t think that he helped his team win a single tournament game.
    Last edited by seaborneq; 03-22-21 at 08:02 PM.

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    Make sure to factor in dominance with helping the team win. Leading the NCAA in scoring and not winning a few tourney games or getting to the final four is not really dominant. Make sure the player led his team to some team success
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    how was Buddy Hield's ncaa performance?


    Jimmer and Mcdermott had ncaa success with small teams

    I guess we can play semantics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    how was Buddy Hield's ncaa performance?


    Jimmer and Mcdermott had ncaa success with small teams

    I guess we can play semantics
    Buddy Heild's Final Four performance against Villanova was atrocious. But I guess he led them to the Final Four. That game was over at halftime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Stephen Curry. No one could stop him when he was at Davidson.
    Almost led them to the Final Four. That's a good one.

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