July 19, 2018

I Give the Oscar to Oscar

Starting today through March 16th I will be offering up my top seven NCAA basketball players of all-time.

Long before Magic Johnson, there was “The Big O.” Many believe Magic Johnson encompassed the role of a point guard, but in reality Oscar Robertson defined it.  

Oscar lost one game during three years in high school. Robertson went on to the University of Cincinnati and at that time was not allowed by the NCAA to play as a freshman. In the three years Oscar played he went to the Final Four twice and ended with a record of 79-9 during his career.

Robertson went on to win a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics and two years later he lead the NBA with 30.8 points, 11.4 assists and 12.5 rebounds per game. To this day he is the only person to end an NBA season averaging a triple-double.

Oscar’s number is retired by three NBA teams (KC, SAC MIL) which is a record and he is a member of the College and NBA Hall of Fame.

Oscar Robertson is my #7 college basketball player of all time.

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