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College Basketball The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s  

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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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18 2
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors

2
14 2
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s

3
12 3
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

4
13 4
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

5
7 2
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

6
7 2
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

7
4 0
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

8
4 1
Brad Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Cleveland Cavaliers

9
3 0
Melvin Turpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers

10
8 6
Kevin Willis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets

11
5 3
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
3 2
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

13
4 4
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks

14
4 4
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

15
3 3
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Indiana Pacers

16
1 1
Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets

17
1 1
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic

18
1 1
Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers

19
1 1
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
1 1
Steve Stipanovich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Indiana Pacers

21
2 3
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

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0 1
Sidney Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s
Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons