INDIANA STATE: LARRY BIRD
The Boston Celtics made Larry Bird a first-round pick as a junior eligible out of Indiana State. The Hick from French Lick was worth waiting a season for as he delivered a highlight-filled career in Boston. Bird is a 12-time All-Star, three-time NBA champ, three-time MVP and two-time Finals MVP. He averaged a double-double in points and rebounds over his career.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: WALT FRAZIER
There are few players today who are equal in cool and style to Walt Frazier. His Salukis won the NIT in 1967 and the Knicks made him their first-round pick soon after. Frazier was the glue of a Knick squad that exuded team. He is a two-time NBA champ and seven-time All-Star.
BRADLEY: CHET WALKER
Chet the Jet is a seven-time NBA All-Star and one-time NBA champ. His No. 31 was retired by Bradley. Walker averaged 18.2 ppg and seven rebounds per game.
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