by Matthew Valenti
I respectfully disagree with this opinion. Sorry, but I don't care which SEC team you're a fan of in sports. If you don't choose Pete Maravich as the best SEC basketball player of all-time then you just might be insane.
He averaged 44.2 points per game in his career, which to this day is still the NCAA record and it probably will never be broken. He is the all-time total scoring leader in NCAA history.
The greatness of that feat is enhanced by two things: 1) When he played, freshmen could not be a part of varsity basketball. Although he played all four years of college, this means only three of his seasons counted towards his scoring totals for the record books.
The second thing that enhances it is the fact that when he played the 3-point line was not even thought of. I forget who it is but someone did some analysis of Pete's games and concluded that if he had played while a 3-point line existed, he'd have averaged 57 points per game with 13 three pointers made per game.
THIRTEEN!! That's crazy. He'd have well over 5,000 total points if that was the case.