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College highlights of Wilt Chamberlain (VIDEO)

Jul 15, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

Like many of you, I was born well after Wilt Chamberlain’s playing career had come to an end.

But thanks to a video that popped up over the weekend on a youtube channel called “Wilt Chamberlain Archive”, we can get a sense of just how dominant the former Kansas Jayhawk was at the college level.

The video shows 20 minutes of highlights from the Jayhawk’s run to the 1957 title game, where they lost to North Carolina in triple overtime. Chamberlain was named MVP of the tournament after averaged 32.2 points, 15.2 boards and 6.6 blocks.

(h/t The Dagger)

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  1. seattleuhoops - Jul 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    2:40… he doesn’t block the opponent’s shot. He CATCHES it. Dang.

  2. cfutch - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Look Who he’s playing against, a bunch of short white guys. No Defense being played at all

  3. provguard - Jul 15, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I didn’t realize that Wilt ran the floor so good… The Tarheels took him down in 1957 championship, but they had to surround Wilt with the whole student body… White guys or not, Wilt was the man in any era he could have played…

  4. beaverdam21 - Jul 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    That game, which followed a triple overtime game in the semi’s, started a pretty strong run of basketball at UNC, and it has been voted the most exciting athletic event in the history of the University. In addition, Wilt never returned to Lawrence after that game until shortly before his death. He said it was over the crushing loss, although some people have said there were other reasons. Great history here!

  5. beaverdam21 - Jul 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    PS It also appears he could shoot free throws in college. Any theories as to what happened? Or was it sympathetic editing?

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