Top starter / Team captain
An easy argument to make: No player achieved more in college basketball. The only three-time winner of the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award.
Magic and Larry both made this team – fitting as they are linked in history from the ’79 title game, which Magic’s Spartans won.
So good in college (and later the pros) that he turned Indiana State into a power.
John Wooden’s giant is the last player to win the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player twice.
Love him or hate him, Laettner’s run at Duke, including those back-to-back titles, was legendary.
Before winning 11 NBA titles, Russell led San Francisco to back-to-back titles. An unmatched champion.
There are some fantastic coaches in the modern era, but let’s be real: this giant of the game stands above them all.