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The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Vote up the best NCAA centers that played in college during the 1980s

These are the best 80s NCAA centers. From Hakeem Olajuwon to David Robinson, there are a lot of future NBA stars with this list of the best 80s college centers. This class of college centers from the 80s includes some of the not only greatest centers in NBA history, but some of the greatest overall players in basketball history.

So take a look at this list of the greatest NCAA centers from the 80s. From Patrick Ewing to Alonzo Mourning, this list of 1980s centers brings the goods. The best 1980s NCAA centers were exactly the type of people who could lead a team to victory. You can't and couldn't go wrong with this group of players.

The 1980s NCAA centers were the players on their respective teams that took their programs to the next level. Without a man in the middle that can do some damage, you're not going anywhere. 

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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
2
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
3
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks
4
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets
5
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat
6
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers
7
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets
8
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Cleveland Cavaliers
9
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers
10
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets
11
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers
12
Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers
13
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics
14
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks
15
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets
16
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Indiana Pacers
17
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic
18
Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets
19
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Kansas City Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics
20
Steve Stipanovich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Indiana Pacers
21
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets
22
Sidney Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons