ACC Hoops Mt. Rushmore
After number crunching, radio debate and some old school video viewing on You Tube, I am now prepare to present to you, my ACC Hoops Mt. Rushmore. The top 4 players in conference history are…….
David Thompson- He is the ACC GOAT. Almost universally recognized as the greatest player ever to play in the conference. He averaged over 27 ppg for his career, was a 3 time ACC Player Of the Year, 3 time First Team All American and he won a title at NC STATE. The man won a title at STATE people. He has to be super human. I kid Pack fans.
Christian Laettner- One of the top winners in the last 30 years of college basketball. He went to 4 Final Fours. He won two titles. He is the all time leading scorer in NCAA Tourney history and was college hoops Player Of The Year nationally in 1992. And, his clutch tourney shots against UCoon and UK are well documented.
Ralph Sampson- He is the only guy other than Thompson to win the ACC Player Of The Year award 3 times. He was also won 3 Naismith Awards as national player of the year as well. He led UVA to a Final Four and an Elite 8. Plus, he averaged 17 pts and 11 rebs for his career.
Tim Duncan- He is a 2 time ACC Player Of The Year and a 2 time Consensus First Team All American. He was the first guy in college hoops history with over 1,500 pts, 1,000 rebs, 400 blocks and 200 steals in a career. He retired as the ACC’s All time leading shot blocker and was a 3 time NABC Defensive Player Of The Year nationally.