The 1990 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels won the NCAA title in the most dominant championship game performance of all time. The team featured three players picked in the top 12 of the NBA Draft, who all played at least 10 NBA seasons, but none of them won the NCAA Most Outstanding Player. That honor belonged to Anderson Hunt.
Hunt outshined teammates Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony, scoring 29 points as UNLV routed Duke, 103-73, in the championship game. The next season the same UNLV team went undefeated in the regular season before falling to Duke in the national semifinals, as Hunt's desperate 3-pointer bounced off the rim in the final seconds. Johnson, Augmon and Anthony were all seniors. Hunt, only a junior, decided that it would be wise for him to enter the NBA Draft a season early with his teammates.
Sadly for Hunt, he was not drafted. Hunt played pro ball in the Continental Basketball Association, as well as in Turkey, Poland and France. Unfortunately Hunt had problems in his post-college career, getting into legal trouble for marijuana possession and embezzlement. But he’ll always be remembered as the star that shined the brightest on a team of stars with the 1990 Runnin’ Rebels.