7’4″ Virginia Phenom Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson, who played for the University of Virginia, was one of the greatest college players of all-time.  Sampson was named College Basketball Player of the Year three times (1981-1983),  and he made the cover of Sports Illustrated an unprecedented six times in less than four years.  The 7’4″ behemoth led the Cavaliers to an NIT title in 1980, and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1981.  Sampson was the number one pick in the NBA draft, and he was named Rookie of the Year his first season. He averaged over 20 points and 10.9 rebounds per game his first three seasons with the Houston Rockets.

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