Kansas Basketball: 15 greatest scorers in Jayhawks history

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Dave Robisch, Denver Nuggets
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Greatest scorers in Kansas basketball history: 6. Dave Robisch

Dave Robisch was a 6-foot-10 center who excelled right away for the Jayhawks thanks to his smooth skillset and soft touch on his jumper.

That skill set was on full display as soon as he was eligible to play for the Jayhawks, as he averaged over 18 points per game as a sophomore. Robisch then exploded as a junior, averaging 26.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game. His scoring average that season ranks fourth in KU history – second for anyone not named Wilt Chamberlain.

Robisch’s scoring prowess took a backseat in 1971 (down to 19.2 points per game), but that was because the team was better. He remained their unquestioned leader and guided them to their first Final Four in 14 years, where they lost to UCLA. Robisch was great all tournament long, however, averaging 24.0 points per game.

A productive 13-year professional career in the ABA and NBA awaited Robisch after that tournament, but his accomplishments at Kansas can’t be overlooked. He was a First-Team All-Big Eight selection in all three seasons and was named the conference’s player of the year in both 1970 and 1971.

Robisch ranks 11th in school history with 1,754 points, yet his 21.1 per game average ranks fourth.