Best All Time College Basketball Scorer
Travis Grant, born in 1950 in Alabama, is considered today to be the best all time College Basketball Scorer of the United States. Grant had an impressive college career and great rankings while playing in the NBA as well. Travis Grant had a record of 4,045 points in his Kentucky State University career. This record remains the all-time all-division NCAA basketball scoring record.
Travis Grant started receiving some attention while he was in high school, attending the Barbour County High School in Clayton, Alabama. In his last year of high school, he led his team to the state tournament, even he is proud of, considering the fact that Barbour County High School was a small school.
While having received offers from many universities after high school, Travis Grant opted to attend the Kentucky State University, following his desire to play with coach Lucias Mitchell. In 1969, during his freshman season, Grant, coached by Mitchell led the Kentucky Thorobreds to win three consecutive NAIA Division I Men’s basketball titles. Travis Grant was also the first player from a small university to be awarded the Lapchick trophy, a trophy awarded to the Sporting News College Basketball Player of the Year, in 1972. In college, Travis Grant had been dubbed “The Machine” due to his incredible scoring capacities, which also gives him the title of best all time College Basketball Scorer.
His professional career was surprisingly short, for a player that had scored such impressive numbers. Travis Grant had been recruited by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Draft of 1972. He played with the team for the 1972-73 seasons. He then went on to play with teams in the ABA league, like the Utah Stars. Travis Grant played for the NBA and the ABA from 1972 to 1976, which marked the end of his professional basketball player career.
While Grant’s professional career had been short and he is now leading a discreet life, his college career is one of the most impressive. While still in high school, he had wowed coaches from many prestigious universities, but still decided to join a small-college team to get the opportunity to play with a coach he had the utmost respect for. Having won many titles and awards and scored the most impressive number of points in the NCAA history, Grant is definitely the top scorer in college basketball history.
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