Marques Johnson played college basketball at UCLA and was a member of the last championship team of the great Bruin dynasty under legendary coach John Wooden in 1975. Johnson was a great college player winning the first ever John Wooden college basketball player of the year award in 1977 and gained consensus first team All-American honors. Selected 3rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, Johnson quickly became a star under Coach Don Nelson. In his second season he averaged 25.6 points a game which was good for third in the league and earned first team All NBA honors. Johnson helped the Bucks win 5 straight division titles in the early 80's but they never could get over the hump of beating the dominant Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference to make the Finals.