JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In honor of the 75th anniversary of the NCAA Tournament this season ESPN.com unveiled its list of the 75 best players in NCAA tournament history based on overall achievement as well as singular excellence. Jacksonville University’s own Artis Gilmore came in at No. 54 on the list compiled by ESPN.com’s panel of experts.
Gilmore led JU to the 1970 NCAA Championship game against UCLA while averaging 26.4 points and 18.6 rebounds in the Dolphins’ five games.
Michael Jordan was ranked No. 57 of the list which can be seen in its entirety HERE.
Feel that Gilmore should have been ranked higher?
Now's your chance to vote for yourself as NCAA.com has launched its voting for All-Time March Madness® Players, Team and Moment as part of 75 Years of March Madness Celebration
Fans can help make history by casting their votes on NCAA.com/marchmadness for the top team, moment and players during the voting period, which runs through March 24. The honorees will be announced Final Four Friday, April 5, in Atlanta in conjunction with the 2013 Men’s Final Four.
“This is a unique opportunity for NCAA basketball fans to cast their votes to help decide who gets honored as the best of the best from March Madness history,” said Mark Johnson, vice president, business operations, Turner Sports. “We are excited to have NCAA.com at the center of the 75 Years of March Madness celebration and look forward to reliving the most memorable moments from arguably the best sporting event in the world.”
In addition to fan voting, NCAA.com/marchmadness – the official online destination for the 75 Years of March Madness celebration – will provide extensive historical content, statistical info, expert commentary, classic photo galleries and signature moments that capture the storied history of the NCAA tournament. On the NCAA’s March Madness Facebook and Twitter pages, fans can stay updated on the voting status with the hashtag #MM75 and engage in daily trivia.