College basketball had been in existence for 29 years and nobody eclipsed the 1,000-point mark until Maravich's remarkable first season in varsity basketball. Pete proved to be a much needed asset for LSU, too; the Tigers improved from 3-23 to 14-12. Just to prove he was the greatest NCAA scorer who ever lived, Pete scored more than 1,000 in his next two seasons as well.
Maravich's other college accolades include 1970's AP College Player of the Year and Naismith College Player of the Year, three-time SEC Player of the Year, and three-time NCAA All-American First Team. Unfortunately, those accolades do not include an NCAA championship. Story of his career.