College basketball is filled with incredible players, but it takes a superstar duo to truly dominate the game. Here are some of the best basketball duos in college basketball history.
1. Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley, Duke
Together, Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley led Duke to back-to-back national championships in 1991 and 1992. Laettner was a dominant force down low, while Hurley was a masterful point guard and the team’s leading scorer.
2. Bill Walton and Keith Wilkes, UCLA
Bill Walton and Keith Wilkes were part of a UCLA dynasty that won three consecutive national championships from 1972-1974. Walton, a towering center, was a two-time National Player of the Year, while Wilkes was a versatile scorer who could play both forward positions.
3. Patrick Ewing and Sleepy Floyd, Georgetown
The imposing Patrick Ewing and the electrifying Sleepy Floyd led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship game, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Cougars. Despite the loss, the pair remains one of the most dominant and memorable duos in college basketball history.
4. Magic Johnson and Greg Kelser, Michigan State
Magic Johnson was a one-man show for much of his college career, but he found a capable sidekick in Greg Kelser during their championship run in 1979. The legendary point guard dished out 7.7 assists per game while Kelser averaged 19.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.
5. Danny Manning and Cedric Hunter, Kansas
Danny Manning’s heroics in the 1988 NCAA Tournament are still talked about today, but he couldn’t have done it without the support of his running mate, Cedric Hunter. Manning was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, but Hunter was a steady hand at point guard who made sure the offense ran smoothly.
These superstar duos were able to dominate the competition and bring their teams to the top of the college basketball world. Every new season provides the opportunity for a new dynamic duo to emerge and make history. Will we see a new addition to this list in the years to come? Only time will tell.