No. 3 Buck Williams
Maryland has had a ton of elite post players over the years. However, few were as dominant as Buck Williams. Williams played three tremendous years for the Terps and was a double-double machine. In 1979, Williams took home ACC Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 10.0 points and 10.8 rebounds. The 6’8 forward led the conference in rebound that season along with the 1980-81 campaign.
Williams earned All-ACC Second Team honors in back-to-back seasons in 1980 and 1981. During his final two years at Maryland, Williams averaged 15.5 points to go along with at least 10.1 rebounds. In 2001, Williams was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. The following year, Williams was one of eight former Terps to be named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team.
After three seasons with Maryland, Williams was selected with the third overall pick by the New Jerseys Nets in the 1981 NBA Draft. During his first 11 years in the league, he played for the Nets and the Portland Trailer Blazers and averaged double figures. He was a three-time All-Star, including his first two seasons in the NBA.
Williams was an incredible talent and ended up having a spectacular NBA career after doing just as well in College Park. This was one of the most talented post players to ever come through Maryland and he certainly deserves to be high on this list.
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