The 17 most memorable college basketball players of the decade

Grayson Allen

From big-name stars and future NBA prospects to notoriously dirty players and NCAA record setters, the 2010s of college basketball had some incredibly memorable names.
Players like BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, and Baylor’s Brittney Griner dominated the beginning of the decade.
Duke’s Zion Williamson, Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu, and Oklahoma’s Trae Young sent college basketball full steam ahead into the 2020s.
Check out the most memorable college basketball players of the decade below.
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Shabazz Napier

School: UConn

Year(s): 2010-14

Position: Point guard

Stats: 13.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG

Though his stats may not compare to some of the one-and-done players on this list, Shabazz Napier had one of the most well-rounded four-year collegiate careers of any player this decade. He spent his first year in Storrs, Connecticut, lining up behind UConn legend and future NBA star Kemba Walker during their 2011 national championship run before taking over ball-handling responsibilities for the Huskies. By his senior season, Napier averaged a cool 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game, good enough to lead UConn to its second national championship in four years and earn him AAC Player of the Year accolades.

Trae Young

School: Oklahoma

Year(s): 2017-18

Position: Point guard

Stats: 27.4 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 8.7 APG

College basketball had never seen a scorer like Trae Young before his arrival in Norman, Oklahoma. The 6-foot-2 freshman torched every opponent he faced in his lone season as a Sooner, sinking long-range shots, dishing flashy dimes, and eliciting comparisons to two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry. Young became the first player in Division I history to lead the nation in both scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7) since assists were made an official statistic in 1983.

Sabrina Ionescu

School: Oregon

Year(s): 2016-20

Position: Point guard

Stats: 17.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 7.3 APG

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Source:: Business Insider


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