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College Basketball The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Vote up the best NCAA centers that played in college during the 1970s

These are the best 70s NCAA centers, ranked by user votes. From Bill Walton to Bob Lanier, there are a lot of players on this list of the best 70s college centers that went on to NBA superstardom. College centers from the 70s were some of the toughest players to ever play the game... and this was all before the 3 point line took over the game. So take a look at this list of the greatest NCAA centers from the 70s. 

From Bob McAdoo to Tree Rollins, and many more, this list of 1970s centers brings the goods. The best 1970s NCAA centers were exactly the type of people who could lead a team to victory. The 1970s NCAA centers were the players that really took their respective teams from good to great. Back in the 70s you weren't going to be successful without a force in the paint.

So take a look at this list and vote up your favorites!
list ordered by
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11 1
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers
2
9 1
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves
3
10 3
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls
4
10 4
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets
5
6 1
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Denver Nuggets
6
8 3
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons
7
7 3
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic
8
5 2
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers
9
8 6
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons
10
2 0
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets
11
5 4
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls
12
2 1
Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers
13
2 1
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Washington Wizards, New York Nets, Los Angeles Lakers
14
2 1
Jim McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics
15
2 1
Tommy Burleson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Seattle Supersonics
16
1 0
Mike Phillips is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
TRENT13 added
17
1 0
Tom Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
TRENT13 added Atlanta Hawks
18
1 0
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics
19
1 0
Jim Andrews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
TRENT13 added Jim Andrews
20
1 1
Kermit Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers
21
1 2
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings, Los Angeles Lakers
22
3 5
Dennis Awtrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers
23
1 3
Tom Riker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
New York Knicks
24
2 5
Mike Maloy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
25
0 3
Howard Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 70s
Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks