Richard F. "Rick" Barry

The only person in history to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring was never shy about getting his shot. In fact, Rick Barry was an aggressive force who used any means necessary to score and ultimately to win. Playing with an unrivaled passion and competitive streak, Barry was known for his slashing drives to the hoop with such reckless abandon that they either landed him two points or a trip to the free throw line where he was automatic. Despite his modern style of basketball, his unique underhanded technique at the charity stripe was reminiscent of basketball's early days. In 1965, Barry single-handedly resurrected the University of Miami program, earning All-America honors while leading the nation in scoring (37.4 ppg) in his senior year. The next year Barry won Rookie of the Year honors in the NBA. From the perimeter, his deadeye outside jump shot was a lethal weapon that helped the Golden States Warriors to the 1975 NBA title. Barry picked up the Finals Most Valuable Player award for his efforts.