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| DAVID THOMPSON North Carolina State, 1972-73 to
Close your eyes and you can still picture him: gliding over the rim to guide
in the follow shot that beat Maryland in that memorable game on Super Bowl
Sunday, 1973. Or rising straight into the air, copter-like, to release the most
righteous-looking jumper in college hoops history. Or plummeting frighteningly
to earth the time he had his feet cut out from under him at the height of his
42-inch vertical leap. The ACC has produced more great players than any other
conference, but none of them, not even Michael Jordan, was a better collegian
than the versatile, all-but-unguardable 6'4" Thompson, who in his first two
seasons led the Wolfpack to a 57-1 record and an NCAA
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