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5. Magic Johnson, Michigan State

Earvin "Magic" Johnson needs no introduction. But before he would become an NBA legend, he burst onto the college scene in 1977-78, a flashy and revolutionary pure-passing point guard in the body of a modern power forward. He led Michigan State to a regional final in the 1978 NCAA tournament, and in 1979 he and Larry Bird captivated the sports world for an entire season before their storybook meeting in the national title game -- the most-watched college basketball game of all time -- which he and his Spartans won. Few college players have left as lasting an impact. -- Eamonn Brennan