The NCAA tournament gives players the unique chance to leave their mark on the record books. And during the past seven decades, dozens of young men have spectacularly risen to the occasion in March.

ThePostGame asked Steve Kerr, the TNT broadcaster who starred at Arizona and in the NBA, to name his top NCAA tournament performers. To make it easier on Kerr, we divided the tournament into two eras: pre-shot clock (before 1985) and post.

Even still, the task is incredibly difficult. As you'll see, several notable names were left off this list. After reeling off the first five names that came to mind, Kerr realized he had forgotten one very important one.

"Was [Michael] Jordan before or after?" Kerr asked. It turns out MJ starred at North Carolina from 1981-1984, just before the introduction of the shot clock.

"Oh man," Kerr said. "Well I skipped Jordan then."

Not to worry, Steve, it's hard to argue with any of these five.

Kerr has been serving on a panel which recently selected the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Allstate NABC Good Works Team. For more information about the squad and its honorees, see here.

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