15 best NCAA basketball players we wish played in the Twitter era

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14. Best NCAA basketball players before Twitter: Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas

The Stilt comes in as one of the greatest college basketball players of all-time and would’ve been an absolute hit in the Twitter age. A 7-foot-1 giant among men, Wilt Chamberlain’s time at Kansas would’ve rocked any generation.

Chamberlain’s sheer size and athleticism made him a dominant force throughout the whole of his career, and a personal favorite of yours truly. Chamberlain was a ridiculous athlete whose highlight reels would’ve smashed the twitter scene in the digital age. A skilled athlete who was also an insane talent in track and volleyball, Chamberlain ran the 100-yard dash in 10.9 seconds, shot put 56 feet, and won the high jump in the Big Eight three years in a row.

In his first varsity game as a collegiate athlete, Chamberlain entered the game and scored 52 points and grabbed 31 rebounds. Think that would’ve gone just a little bit viral?

Chamberlain would eventually lead the Jayhawks to the 1957 NCAA championship game, coming up short against a talented North Carolina squad while still being voted the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four.

Chamberlain only played two seasons with the Jayhawks, and since they didn’t win their conference in his sophomore season, the world missed out on seeing The Stilt make another run for the championship. Why not bring him back for another run — and why not in basketball’s biggest light, the Twitter era?