Which College Basketball Player had the Most Steals Per Game in a Single Season?

Which College Basketball Player had the Most Steals Per Game in a Single Season? Photo by Rick Osentoskij-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at the Top Ten Players for Most Steals During a Single Season.

Top Ten Players for Most Steals in a Single Season in College Basketball History.

There have been a lot of great players that have come through the college ranks, whether it was for just one season or multiple years.  Which players had the most steals for a single season?  Let us take a look and see who made this list.

1. Desmond Cambridge is atop the list for single season steals, as he averaged 5.52 per game.  Cambridge completed this accomplishment during the 2001-02 season, while playing for Alabama A&M. He collected 330 steals for his career at Alabama A&M. 

2. Darron Brittman ranks 2nd on the all time list for a single season.  Brittman totaled 4.96 steals per game during the 1985-86 season, while playing for Chicago State.   The guard registered 248 steals during two seasons at Chicago State. 

3. Aldwin Ware is 3rd on the list, after having an impressive season for Florida A&M.  Ware collected 4.90 steals per contest during the 1987-88 campaign.  He totaled 258 steals during the 1984-1987 seasons.  

T-4. John Linehan is 4th, after having a successful season with Providence.  The Providence guard recorded 4.5 steals per game during the 2001-02 season.  Linehan played 5 seasons at Providence, due to an injury that cut one season short.  He totaled 385 steals for his Providence career. 

T-4. Ronn McMahon is tied for 4th with Linehan, after being active in the passing lanes on a consistent basis.  McMahon averaged 4.5 steals per game during the 1989-90 campaign.  He did this during his time at Eastern Washington. The guard registered 225 steals for his career. 

6. Pointer Williams is 6th on the list, after recording 4.37 assists per contest.  Williams averaged 4.37 steals per game during the 1995-96 season, while playing for McNeese State.  He totaled 314 steals for his career. 

7. Greedy Daniels is number 7 on the list, after reeling in 4.32 steals.  Daniels averaged 4.32 steals per game during the 2000-01 season, while playing at TCU.  The guard totaled 233 steals during 3 years at the collegiate level.

8. Jim Paguaga is 8th on the all time single season list, after recording 4.29 steals per game.  Paguaga averaged 4.29 steals during the 1985-86 season, while playing for St. Francis (NY).  The guard totaled 120 steals that season. 

9. Marty Johnson is 9th in steas for a single season, after contributing 4.13 steals per game.  Johnson averaged 4.13 steals per contest during the 1987-88 season, while playing for Towson.  He notched 124 steals during that season. 

10. Tony Fairley rounds out the top 10, after recording 4.07 steals per contest.  Fairley collected 4.07 steals per game, during his time at Charleston Southern.  This accomplishment happened during the 1986-87 season.  He registered 114 steals for the season.   

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.