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

Richard Hamilton

NBA Championship(s): Detroit Pistons (2004)
NCAA Championship(s): Connecticut Huskies (1999)

After winning the Big East Player of the Year award in 1998, Richard Hamilton followed that stellar season with near identical numbers in 1998-99 (21.5 PPG, 4 APG, 4 RPG), however, this time he was sporting some additional hardware: an NCAA championship title. Meanwhile, it took Rip five years to finally add an NBA chip to his resume when the Pistons trounced the Lakers and their makeshift "Dream Team" with Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Gary Payton, in five games.

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