The best NBA player from major college programs

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INDIANA STATE: LARRY BIRD

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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

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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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