Top 10 scoring leaders in NCAA history
Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis is 26 points from surpassing Pete Maravich as the NCAA’s career scoring leader. Davis can make history Thursday night in a Horizon League tournament game against Youngstown State.
Here are the top 10 scoring leaders in NCAA history and what they did after completing their college careers:
1. Pete Maravich, LSU, 3,667 (1967-70).
“Pistol” Pete averaged an astounding 44.2 points per game despite no 3-point line or shot clock. Played 11 seasons in the NBA.
2. Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy, 3,642 (2018-23).
Two-time Horizon League Player of the Year. Also holds NCAA record for consecutive games in double figures (143) and career 3-pointers (584).
3. Freeman Williams, Portland, 3,249 (1974-78).
Twice led the nation in scoring. Drafted No. 8 by Boston in 1978 and played seven seasons in NBA.
4. Chris Clemons, Campbell, 3,225 (2015-19).
NCAA scoring leader in 2019 as a senior. Played 33 games for Houston Rockets. Currently playing in China.
5. Lionel Simmons, La Salle, 3,217 (1986-90).
“L Train” was Wooden Award winner in 1990. Averaged 12.8 points over seven seasons with Sacramento Kings.
6. Alphonso Ford, Mississippi Valley State, 3,165 (1989-93).
First player to average more than 25 points all four seasons. Played in just 11 NBA games before starring in Europe.
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7. Doug McDermott, Creighton, 3,150 (2010-14).
“Dougie McBuckets” was a three-time All-American for the Bluejays. 11-year NBA veteran currently with San Antonio Spurs.
8. Mike Daum, South Dakota State, 3,067 (2015-19).
Averaged 25.3 points, 11.7 rebounds as a senior. Currently playing in Italy.
9. Harry Kelly, Texas Southern, 3,066 (1979-83).
“Machine Gun” was the first player to eclipse 3,000 points and 1,000 career rebounds. Drafted in fourth round by Atlanta Hawks in 1983.
10. Keydren Clark, Saint Peter’s, 3,058 (2002-06).
Just 5-foot-11, he averaged 24.9 points as a freshman. Currently a player development coach at his alma mater.
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