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Sam Bowie
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Sam Bowie


Now better known as the man drafted one spot ahead of Michael Jordan, Bowie's time at Kentucky foreshadowed his injury-riddled professional career. After averaging double figures as a freshman and sophomore, he suffered leg injuries that kept him out for much of the next two seasons. He returned in 1983 to score 10 points per game as the Wildcats returned to the Final Four for the first time since the 1978 title.

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