The legendary George Mikan was a three-time first team All-American for DePaul basketball. He went on to earn All-NBA honors with the Minneapolis Lakers nine times and in 1951 was voted the greatest player in basketball’s first 50 years by the Associated Press. Mikan still holds the DePaul record for points in a game—53—and his 1,873 career points still rank fourth in all-time scoring at DePaul.
As far as I am concerned, George Mikan was the greatest competitor I ever coached. He went from being an awkward young man into the polished player that was the greatest player of the first half of the 20th century.