LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our social media friends have spoken and it was a close call determining the best basketball player of all-time at the University of Louisville.
Darrell Griffith edged out Wes Unseld in our Facebook survey the last few days.
Griffith, nicknamed Dr. Dunkenstein, led the Cards to their first national championship in 1980. The former Male High School standout who still calls Louisville home is the Cards' all-time leading scorer with 2,333 career points.
Griffith was a first-team All-American and won the Wooden Award as the nation's best player. His No. 35 jersey was retired after his senior season and currently hangs in tribute at the KFC Yum! Center.
Like Griffith, Unseld played high school basketball, starring at Seneca High School before taking his talents to UofL. He finished with a career scoring average of 20.6 points and an astounding 18.9 rebounds per game.
Former Cards who led the team to their two other national championships -- Pervis Ellison in 1986 and Peyton Siva in 2013 -- finished third and fourth in the voting, respectively. Terrence Williams and DeJuan Wheat also received multiple votes.
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