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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) - On Friday Houston basketball great Hakeem Olajuwon was named to the all-time NCAA March Madness team.  Olajuwon led the University of Houston Cougars to three NCAA straight Final Four appearances, two of which led to the NCAA championship games in 1983 and 1984.  The Cougars did not win a championship but Olajuwon was named NCAA Tournament Player of the Year in 1983.  Olajuwon and teammates, including Clyde Drexler, were famously nicknamed “Phi Slama Jama,” for their remarkable dunking skills.

The NCAA named fifteen players to the all-time March Madness team.  Voting for the team was a combination of input from fans and a panel of NCAA experts.  Other players selected were: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Bill Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Jerry Lucas, Danny Manning, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Bill Walton, and Jerry West.

According to the organization’s statement, the NCAA will honor the Top 15 All-Time March Madness Players during halftime of the Syracuse/Michigan game on Saturday, April 6, in Atlanta.

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