As a youth Pete Maravich was the best health club rat. After an effective senior high school occupation in North Carolina he subscribed at Louisiana State University. NCAA guidelines at the time prohibited first-year students from dipping into the varsity level, so Maravich played for LSU's fresher team in 1966-67 and scored a monstrous 43.6 points per game. When he increased to varsity for his sophomore duration he began the very best scoring rampage in NCAA history. Over the next three years he balanced 43.8, 44.2, and 44.5 ppg, respectively, leading the nation in scoring each year. Throughout his senior year he scored 50 or even more points in 10 of LSU's 31 games, setting an NCAA record for a lot of points (1,381) and greatest scoring average in a solitary duration. In 1970, he was called University Player of the Year.