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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #2 on The Loop Final Four Countdown: Best NCAA Players

He was known as Lew Alcindor when he arrived on the scene as a prep phenom at New York’s Power Memorial High School. He matriculated to UCLA, where he won a national title, Most Outstanding Player and Player of the Year awards in 1967. And 1968. And 1969. The NCAA threw up a roadblock by banning the dunk shot, so Big Lew merely perfected his legendary sky hook. In his three years at Westwood, his Bruins went 88-2, 12-0 in the tourney. His March Madness averages: 26 points and 17 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks won a coin flip for the right to draft him No. 1 in 1969. But six was the magic number for his career. That’s how many NBA titles and Most Valuable Players awards he won. for the full list and video of 1973 NCAA Championship Game
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