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Top 5 runs in college basketball history


Oliver Dickman, Reporter

It’s about that time of year when college basketball is about to start. When is first game of the season? And with this season starting up more and more tension grows as the season is going to start. Every year there was a highlight of the NCAA basketball tournament, this is mostly called the Cinderella team of the tournaments. Here are the top five players who will go down in history for the run that they made in the college basketball tournament 

One of the most recent events would be Saint Peter ‘s run in the 2021 March Madness tournament. Doug Edert and his Saint Peter’s squad were able to make a very deep run in the NCAA college basketball tournament. This is just one of the many college basketball players that will be highlighted in this article for the crazy runs that they had made in a tournament.

Steph Curry // 2008 // One of the craziest runs ever made in college basketball was one of the most renowned NBA players of all time Steph Curry who led Davidson to an elite spot in the tournaments in 2008. During his most famous season at Davidson he averaged 28.6 points ,5.6 assists, in 2.5 steals a game. This led him to be The seventh pick in the first round NBA draft mostly because of his amazing run that he made at Davidson College. 

“Steph Curry is one of his main idols growing up in his run during the college tournament gave him a sport of basketball but he didn’t know he had in his heart” junior basketball player Ben Seigel said.. Stephen Curry has made an impact on history and will continue to further his legacy in the NBA.

Doug Edert // 2021 //The most recent run made it in the NCAA tournament with St. Peter’s and the highlight of the team was Doug Edert who was recognized earlier in the story. This team is possibly the greatest Cinderella story of all time. Doug was not the best player on the team but it was his efforts and possibly his amazing mustache that led Saint peters to such a great run. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and .9 assists.  It is not that Doug is one of the best players in College basketball to have such a great run, it was his fan base in Magic touch that lead this team to the elite eight. 

Carmelo Anthony // 2003//Another legend of college basketball that made an amazing run is Carmelo Anthony at Syracuse university. Carmelo was only a freshman during this run, he averaged 20.2 points, 9.8 rebounds. During this run they knocked out big teams like Oklahoma , Oklahoma state, Kansas, and Texas passing through the big 12 in the tournament. Just as a freshman he carried his team and took and made very tough shots throughout this run. After his college career he went on and became a popular player for the New York Knicks in the NBA.

Kemba Walker // 2021 //Following Carmelo Anthony Is Kemba Walker of the University of Connecticut. In 2011 he made a deep run with the US team in the tournament. Prior to March, UConn had lost 4 of their last five regular season games before heading to Madison square garden for the big east tournament.  He lead them all the way to win the championship against butler. Beating teams on the way such as Kentucky, Arizona, and San 

Diego state which were all power house teams at the time. Kemba averaged 23.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 5.7 assists during this run. Kemba is having a successful career in the NBA spending lots of time in Charlotte. 

Oscar Robertson // 1960 //Last but not least, following up Kemba Walker would be a throwback with Oscar Robertson at the university of Cincinnati. In the year of 1960 Robertson was disappointed with not being able to make as good of a run as he thought but he is on the list because of his ridiculous stats during the four games he won in the tournament, One performance that stood out was the game against Kansas where Robertson scored 43 points on 30 shots while putting down 14 rebounds, assist were not tracked at the time he has scored multiple 30 point plus games which was unusual for the time period That Robertson played in.

Overall there has been many great players throughout college basketball history and hopefully they will be more historic runs for people to remember in the future.