By Ben Golliver

Two thoughts came to mind when last week’s Sports Illustrated – the one with Creighton’s Doug McDermott re-creating a classic cover in homage of Larry Bird — arrived in my mailbox. First: Life is so good right now for the All-American, who is about to enter NCAA tournament play after leading the nation in scoring. Second: Will it all be downhill from here?

Rather than being a badge of honor, the “four-year college player” tag is almost a scarlet letter in NBA circles these days. The last four-year college player to be drafted No. 1 overall was Kenyon Martin in 2000.

Here’s a look at the 77 players who have made the last 10 All-Star teams from both conferences. The four-year college players include Roy Hibbert.

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