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Magic Johnson
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Magic Johnson

Michigan State

In a harbinger of things to come, Magic Johnson averaged 17 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 7.4 apg for a Michigan State team that went 25-5. Despite Magic's multifaceted brilliance, the Spartans would lose in the Elite Eight to Kentucky.

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