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Top 10 Individual College Basketball Seasons of the Decade

Even in hindsight, weighing historic greatness can be quite tricky. There are lots of memorable individual seasons and stars over the last decades, but there’s no defined way to determine value. Everyone's memory also works differently with time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an all-decade team honoring players who have had the best college careers. The group includes:

1.      Anthony Davis (2011/2012) – Kentucky

With superb coordination and length, Anthony Davis made WV online sports betting worth it during his short stay at Kentucky. He supported the team with a solid, defensive backbone that saw them finish with a brilliant record of 38 wins and only two losses. The Wildcats had plenty of talent, though Davis was the glue holding the team together.

2.      Kemba Walker (2010/2011) – UConn

Walker’s final third during his junior year at UConn is today hailed as the stuff of legends. The Huskies struggled to achieve a 9-9 conference mark, relying mainly on a couple of underclassmen supporting their star. The shifty junior guard surprisingly took the team to eleven consecutive wins and ultimately, the NCAA championship.

3.      Zion Williamson (2018/2019) – Duke

Williamson’s stay at Duke gave the most statistically dominant season in the modern era. The college player isn’t well appreciated currently, but it’s safe to say that he was a force like never seen before. His player highlights an inhuman mix of explosiveness, strength, and touch that delivers an infectious joy.

4.      Frank Kaminsky (2014/2015) – Wisconsin

For Frank Kaminsky, his senior year was legendary, mainly made impressive by the fact Wisconsin operated at a languid pace. During this year, the badgers recorded the highest adjusted efficiency on the offense, taking tournament titles and the Big Ten regular season. Kaminsky was a late bloomer, but he peaked in full to dominate inside the paint.

5.      Jahlil Okafor (2014/2015) – Duke

With an impressive dominance on the interior, Okafor is the offensive fulcrum and centerpiece if Duke’s award-winning team. Statistically, he doesn’t hold up like others on the list, though his individual efficiency gives him some leeway.

6.      Buddy Hield (2015/2016) – Oklahoma

As a senior, Hield came out as a full-blown star, demonstrating massive improvement in accuracy and recording one of the best shooting seasons. Hield portrayed a lethal blend of high volume and high efficiency at an unwitnessed level on College basketball.

7.      Doug McDermott (2013/2014) – Creighton

Doug’s final season in college serves as the apex of his outstanding career, winning Player of the Year after being the nation's best in scoring. His historic efficiency and consistency made him one of the biggest stars in college basketball, scoring over 20 points in all games except five.

8.      Denzel Valentine (2015/2016) – Michigan State

Denzel Valentine boasts of being the only college player to average 19 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds in a single season since assists started being tracked. Denzel didn’t add much in the defense, but he added a considerable workload for Michigan State Spartans.

9.      Jimmer Fredette (2010/2011) – BYU

Averaging 30 points per game, Jimmer became a national story for his scoring outbursts. Despite battling double-teams and junk defenses all season, he remained under 20 points only three times in the whole season, reaching his peak with a 52-point explosion.

10.  Trae Young (2017/2018) – Oklahoma

Trae Young led the nation in assists and scoring per game, especially as a freshman and when playing in the Big 12. He carried his workload with dazzling individual play, earning a spot on the Oklahoma roster. His insane production and amazing playmaking will be remembered for decades.


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