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(Some Cavs fan)   Who's the best player in NCAA Tournament history? Pete Maravich? Bill Walton? Lew Alcindor? Try Austin Carr   ( theundefeated.com) divider line
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2017-03-15 09:01:52 PM  
It's amazing to me that all these record holders in scoring are pre-3 point line. Although on the flip side of that, like the article said, since (a) coaches spread it around now, and (b) everyone knows about everyone and every flaw and weakness, it's probably harder even with the 3 point line to do it.
 
2017-03-15 10:36:50 PM  
Perry Ellis appeared in 31 tournaments for Kansas.

Good luck topping that achievement.
 
2017-03-15 11:17:00 PM  
Laettner. Driving force on a team with four Final Fours and two championships post-64 team expansion. And I'm a Kansas fan.
 
2017-03-15 11:44:00 PM  
Walton was one of the greatest college players ever.
 
2017-03-15 11:52:56 PM  
Points don't make a player the best, but the dude seems to have been legit.

I'd say the reasons he's largely underrated on those lists have less to do with the school he played at and mostly due to these reasons:

0 Final Fours
Not enough of an NBA career
Played a long time ago

We've seen it plenty in other sports' Halls of Fame: People remember champions as having been way more successful and superior to non-championship players/coaches.

It's similar to our insistence that money makes a person good at any particular field. "Sure, they make terrible decisions, but they make a lot of money to make those terrible decisions, so they must be good at what they do!"
 
2017-03-15 11:56:09 PM  
Since Maravich never got to play in the tourney it's probably not him
 
2017-03-16 01:02:08 AM  

PowerSlacker: Perry Ellis appeared in 31 tournaments for Kansas.

Good luck topping that achievement.


Wow. Education in Kansas is worse off than anybody thought.
 
2017-03-16 03:34:36 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Laettner. Driving force on a team with four Final Fours and two championships post-64 team expansion. And I'm a Kansas fan.


With all due respect to my Duke-hatin' Fark pals, I was thinking about him, too.  The guy was a douchebag, but he delivered.
 
2017-03-16 06:02:50 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Laettner. Driving force on a team with four Final Fours and two championships post-64 team expansion. And I'm a Kansas fan.


Yep. Even if he did have Grant Hill and Bobby Hurley (IMO one of the best college point guards ever) backing him up, Laettner's skills at Duke were pretty undeniable.
 
2017-03-16 08:38:49 AM  
No one carr meme?
 
2017-03-16 09:15:53 AM  

LSUMJ: Since Maravich never got to play in the tourney it's probably not him


Maravich was a slightly-better shooting Allen Iverson.  With even more turnovers.
 
rka
2017-03-16 01:58:04 PM  
Has to be Laettner. The overall career was stellar and in the game with The Shot, the dude was 10-10 from the line and 10-10 from the field. He didn't miss in that game.
 
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