Originally Posted by millwalldavey
1992 (i think... could have been 91... i was 16 or 17 and memory isnt clear about the year.)
I'll take this opportunity to add that as much as I dislike Duke, Shane Battier was simply the best college basketball player I have ever seen. Hands down, could do it ALL and better than anyone before or since. Who cares about the pros, he was the best in college.
As for Jordan... I think he was a better pro than college player. Battier was better in college than him.
Thanks for the kind words on Battier
IMO the best college basketball player I ever saw was David Thompson, who played when the ACC was at its peak in the early 70s, could jump through a roof and had a sweet jump shot to go with it - cocaine and a knee injury ruined his pro career but before there was Jordan there was David.
As an illustration of his leaping ability, check out this link to the legendary SI cover of 6'4" Thompson going up against 6'11" Bill Walton