Although Pistol Pete was listed as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of All-Time, his college career may be more of a thing of legend than his professional career. It's unfortunate because of the injury-riddled circumstances, but that still doesn't undermine how huge of an accomplishment scoring the most points in college basketball history is. Let's sit down for a second and break down how big Maravich's 44.2 PPG career average (3,667 points) is:
- He scored all of his points before the NCAA instated the three-point line. J.J. Redick is the all-time leader in three pointers made (457). He still wasn't even close to the amount of points Maravich scored in his career.
- The second all-time leading scorer, Freeman Williams, was 413 points away from beating Pete's record. Mind you Williams had four years to beat Maravich; Pete's freshman statistics didn't count toward his career points total.
- That record has stood for 43 years and counting.
"We really don't think anybody is beating that record" is the gist of what we're trying to say here.