Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
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
Thompson in college was a few years boefore my days, but i remember him with the Nuggets slightly... Dad told me he was awesome. I saw a lot of highlight films of him. Damn he could jump.