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Tim Duncan
V.J. Lovero
When Duncan was a sophomore at Wake, he was already hailed as the best player in the land. "The No. 1 player is Tim Duncan," Dave Twardzik, the Golden State Warriors' general manager, said in 1995. "He's the best in college. It's not even close." By the time of this 1997 NCAA Tournament opener against St. Mary's, he was the consensus national player of the year.

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