In celebration of 75 years of the NCAA tournament, Sports Illustrated has produced a photo gallery of the event’s 75 greatest players.
Leading the way are stalwarts of John Wooden’s dominant UCLA Bruins, Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton. They’re followed by fellow Hall of Famers Bill Russell (San Francisco), Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati) and Larry Bird (Indiana State).
Robertson and Bird, while obviously amazing talents, didn’t win an NCAA championship, which is why I think Christian Laettner is ranked a bit low at No. 9.
Source: Sports Illustrated