Lefty wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:17 am
Jordan was widely considered the best player in the country as of his early in his sophomore season,
"widely"? Early in his sophomore year? That's news to me and everyone else who follows college basketball, considering Ralph Sampson won the Naismith Award in 1982 and 1983. Guess all the sports journalists and fans back then didn't get the memo.
Jordan was certainly a top player with amazing stats for a great team beginning with his sophomore year, but you're exaggerating here by claiming he was the undisputed best, because he wasn't.
I don't think Worthy had a better collegiate career,
It's debatable, which is why I used "slightly". Their stats are very, very close overall, and both played 3 tremendously successful years for North Carolina. But since Worthy was the best player on that 1982 championship team and Jordan, as a freshman, was the third best on that team (Sam Perkins was second), a lot of people give Worthy the nod. May not be a fair metric, but nevertheless.
Lefty wrote:or more of a reputation for being clutch. He even missed the last two free throws of his college career, which left Georgetown with one more chance at the very end.
This is just cherry-picking on your part. That same championship game against the Hoyas, Worthy had a game-high 28 points, leading all scorers, repeatedly torching the Hoyas.
Worthy was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament, which is typically the mark of being clutch; performing at a consistently elevated level in a single-elimination format.
I don't think Houston needs apologize for drafting Olajuwon.
Yeah, that was a joke.