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Best clutch shooters in NCAA basketball history?

Old 03-16-04, 07:50 AM
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Best clutch shooters in NCAA basketball history?

who do you want to take the final shot?

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...list/finalshot
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I'm biased but I have to submit Juan Dixon as a write-in vote.
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Old 03-16-04, 10:33 AM
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Laettner.
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Laetner was a real dick. Probably the worst player I've ever seen as far as sportmanship is concerned. But his record speaks for itself, he was a big-time clutch performer. Gotta go with him.
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That list is useless without Kyle Macy. He was not only just about the best clutch shooter I've ever seen, but one of the best free throw shooters, too.
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Now if you're just talking about currently, there are 3 people I'd love to have taking a shot for me...

J.J. Reddick (Duke)
Gerry McNamara (Syracuse)
Matt Lottich (Stanford)
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J.J. Reddick (Duke)

Yeah - he had a wonderful weekend in Greensboro.
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Old 03-16-04, 12:22 PM
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all time.. Gotta be Laettner



Current... Gotta be Ewing
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I second that...
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Does anyone know if there have been any studies showing the existence of clutch shooting in basketball?

There have been extensive studies on the concept of clutch hitting in baseball, and in the recent history of baseball, only two guys have demonstrated enough evidence of being clutch hitters in that their performance "in the clutch" is better than their normal performance in _statistically_ significant way. Everyone else falls within normal variance.

Instead, it is more accurate to say that there are indeed clutch performances, but not really clutch players. Great players just happen to perform well in the clutch most often because, well, they're great players.

BTW, those two baseball players are Paul Molitor and Tony Fernandez.
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Originally posted by Tommy_Harn
Laetner was a real dick. Probably the worst player I've ever seen as far as sportmanship is concerned. But his record speaks for itself, he was a big-time clutch performer. Gotta go with him.
hehehe ... that exact thought ran through my mind when i read the thread title ...
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I watched just about everyone on that list and I'd have to vote for Donald Williams.

For the last 'play' of the game I'd want the ball in Pete Maravich's hands for NCAA. He was as dominate in college as Jordan was in the NBA.

If you're talking NBA, then Bird. Yeah, I'd take him over Jordan for "clutch shot." For the last play - Jordan no question.
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well hell.. if we were talking about NBA.. I say give it to Reggie Miller
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If the Hogs had a player like him, they'd probably be this year
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Of course the greatest player in the history of professional sports...Bill Walton
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Larry Bird is the best college player ever. Pistol Pete never played in the final four, Bird took Indiana State to the finals. This couldn't be compared to a school like Gonzaga, which is there every year now, or St. Joe's, which is in a real conference. It would be like Bryce Drew dropping 40 a game to carry Valpo to the finals (it was a great story for them to win 2 games).
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Originally posted by vdadlani219
Of course the greatest player in the history of professional sports...Bill Walton
Not to be a smartass, but did Walton lose a single game in his college career?

I thought this thread was about the NCAA, not the NBA.
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