Tim Duncan, Player - Wake Forest
- Averaged 16.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.3 assists over four years at Wake Forest, leading the school to four-straight NCAA Tournaments.
- Three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year, two-time ACC Player of the Year, two-time consensus All-American, and the 1997 consensus National Player of the Year.
- Selected No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1997 NBA Draft.
- Won five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, and three NBA Finals MVPs with the Spurs.
Cleo Hill, Player - Winston-Salem State
- The second-highest scorer in Winston-Salem State history, averaged 25.4 points per game over four seasons.
- Led the program to back-to-back CIAA titles as a junior and senior.
- Two-time All-CIAA selection and a NAIA first-team All-American in 1961.
- Picked eighth overall by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1961 NBA Draft, becoming just the fifth HBCU player ever taken in the first round.
Scott May, Player - Indiana
- Leader on 1975-76 Indiana squad that finished a perfect 32-0 – the most recent NCAA Division I team to complete an undefeated season.
- NABC, Naismith, AP, Helms Foundation, Rupp and Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1976.
- Consensus All-American as a junior and senior.
- Drafted second overall in 1976 by the Chicago Bulls.
Rick Mount, Player - Purdue
- All-time leading scorer in Purdue history with 2,323 career points.
- Guided Purdue to the 1969 Big Ten title, the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament, and an appearance in the national title game.
- Two-time consensus All-American and three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection.
- No. 1 overall selection in the 1970 ABA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.
Bo Ryan, Coach - Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville
- Won 747 career games and made 27 postseasons appearances as the head coach at three different college programs.
- Guided Wisconsin-Platteville to four NCAA Division III national titles.
- Won a school-record 364 games at Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 14 seasons, including a pair of Final Fours.
- Captured four Big Ten titles and four Big Ten Coach of the Year awards.
Paul Silas, Player - Creighton
- Ranks sixth overall and first among three-year players in Division I history with 1,751 career rebounds.
- Third all-time at Creighton with a career scoring average of 20.5 points per game.
- Earned multiple All-America honors in each of his three varsity seasons.
- Won three NBA titles as a player, and later coaches four different NBA franchises.
John Stockton, Player - Gonzaga
- Gonzaga’s all-time steals leader and ranks fourth in career assists.
- 1984 West Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 20.9 points, 7.2 assists and 3.9 steals per game.
- Played 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz, finishing as the NBA’s all-time leader in both steals and assists.
- Won Olympic gold medals with the 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” and again in 1996.
Jay Williams, Player - Duke
- Led Duke to a 95-13 record during his three seasons, including the 2001 national championship.
- Two-time consensus All-American, two-time All-ACC First Team selection, NABC Player of the Year in 2001, and the consensus National Player of the Year in 2002.
- Ranks second in assists per game, second in steals per game, third in made three-pointers and seventh in scoring average in Duke history.
- Selected second overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.