You could argue for Cleeves though. The list should be based on college play, not play in the NBA. Cleeves was like a 3 time all american who led MSU to a championship. I don't know exactly what Thomas did but you can't do much better than what Cleeves did. I think alot of people when they compare Cleeves and Thomas first think that Thomas was a superstar and one of the best ever while Cleeves was a bust in the NBA which shouldn't even be considered because the list is based on play in college. Once again though, I'm saying all this with basically no knowledge of Isaiah Thomas's college career.
Thomas single handedly gave IU the championship in 1981. IU had no one else and somehow they won the title. IU fans seem to forget that championship. They just remember the one Scott May gave us and the one Keith Smart and Alford gave us...Remember Isaiah gave us one too.
i think the only reason that isiah wasn't picked was because he left too early to make himself a better player in college. although i don't agree with cleaves on there, i think he deserves it more than isiah.