The list of team’s will be ordered by those
with the most wins in college basketball history.
Kentucky: Dan Issel
He wasn’t the most athletic player by any means, but Dan Issel is the best center to ever play for the Nuggets. Issel pulled down 6,630 rebounds in his 10 seasons with Denver, which is 1,369 more than Beck’s second-place ranking. Issel also ranks second in scoring with 16,589 points. He was only 6’9″, but Issel was a gigantic force in establishing position in the post and running the floor in transition, much like the great Charles Barkley. He had great hands and touch at the rim, used his nifty footwork to get good looks at the basket, and made a living at the free-throw line with 6.8 attempts at 79.3 percent. Issel became a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 (first Nugget to be inducted) and is No. 9 on the all-time ABA/NBA scoring list with 27,482 points. While with Denver, he made the 1976 ABA All-Star Game, the 1977 NBA All-Star Game and was an All-ABA Second Team pick. He is another former Nugget that doesn’t get enough credit from a lot of NBA fans.
Kansas: Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain, affectionately known as “Wilt the Stilt,” was unquestionably the most dominant player in his era of basketball, if not ever. He won four MVP Awards, two NBA Championships, and was a 13-time All-Star. Over the course of his 15 year career, he averaged an absurd 30.1 points, 22.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. He played in an era of basketball where blocked shots were not counted as stats, so one can only conjecture how many blocked shots he had in his career. (Rumor has it he would have averaged around 7-9 rebounds per game!!) His stats are just unthinkable today, I mean we go crazy over a 20/20 game. This man averaged 30/22 over 13 fucking years! The fact that he was known as a stat stuffer bring his sublime stats somewhat down to earth, but nevertheless, his legacy remains incredible and unforgettable. There will never be another Wilt Chamberlain, he is probably the most unique player in NBA history.