Wilt Chamberlain of Kansas is No. 10 on the IBM Top 25 Greatest College Basketball Players. Wilt played two years with the Jayhawks, leaving after his junior season. No. 9 is revealed Tuesday night on ESPN.
The rest of the list so far: 11. Jerry Lucas, Ohio State; 12. Christian Laettner, Duke; 13. Michael Jordan, North Carolina; 14. Elvin Hayes, Houston (seems a little low, doesn't it?); 15. Magic Johnson, Michigan State (spent his junior and senior seasons with the Lakers); 16. Patrick Ewing, Georgetown; 17. Tom Gola, La Salle; 18. Ralph Sampson, Virginia; 19. Elgin Baylor, Seattle; 20. Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M; 21. Tim Duncan, Wake Forest; 22. Austin Carr, Notre Dame; 23. Calvin Murphy; Niagara; 24. David Robinson, Navy; 25. George Mikan, DePaul.
Who's left to consider? Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) surely will be No. 1. Other candidates include Pete Maravich, Bill Walton, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, Bill Bradley, Jerry West, Bob Pettit, Bill Russell, David Thompson, Clyde Lovellette ...
The countdown goes on to March 8, when ESPN will reveal No. 1 during the Duke-North Carolina game.
-- Vince Langford