The UCLA Basketball All-Time Team

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Mar 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Mar 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks and NBA history, waves to fans during game against the Utah Jazz at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

1.  Lew Alcindor 1966-69

The G.O.A.T. The man. The Captain (though more known with that moniker from his time with the Los Angeles Lakers), Alcindor is the most dominant player ever to play college basketball. I will even go so far as to say he is the most dominant in the NBA.

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Alcindor had a fantastic all-around game. His skill mixed with his size made him nearly unstoppable. His length allowed him to tower over people and either grab rebounds, gracefully put up lay-ups or use his unique hook shot to dominate the rim.

During his time at UCLA, the dunk was disallowed, so he did the next best thing which was essentially drop the ball in the net. Alcindor finished his college career with .639 field goal percentage.

Alcindor, who was later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, changed the game of basketball during his time at UCLA. That was evident during his freshmen year (when freshmen were not allowed to play on the varsity team) as he led his fellow first-year players to a victory over the varsity team that had won the National Championship the year before.

When he was finally active, he scored over 24 points per game each year with over 14 rebounds. He was an All-American in those three years and Player of the Year Twice. To top it off, Alcindor won a championship in each of those years, claiming UCLA Basketball’s 3rd, 4th and 5th national titles.

Alcindor, as Abdul-Jabbar, went on to have a Hall of Fame career, spending most of his profession life with the Los Angeles Lakers where he won five NBA titles.

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