A Complete History of Players Who Won Both NCAA and NBA Championships

Cliff Hagan

NBA Championship(s): St. Louis Hawks (1958)
NCAA Championship(s): Kentucky Wildcats (1951)

Cliff Hagan has one NCAA and one NBA championship, but the former could've been two. That's because in 1952, a point shaving scandal rocked the program and forced the school to forfeit the ensuing season, which happened to be Hagan's senior year. After graduating from Kentucky, Hagan played the following year and posted a career-high 24 points per game and helped lead the Wildcats to a tourney bid. Unfortunately, the NCAA disallowed Hagan from playing in the Tournament since a rule stipulated that graduates couldn't participate. The 'Cats eventually pulled their bid altogether and you can't help but wonder, what if.

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