Fantastic Fours One shining moment? Rich Clarkson has captured thousands of them. This year the photographer will cover his 60th Final Four; he shot his first in 1952, when, as a Kansas freshman, he followed the Jayhawks' run to the national title. Dozens of his iconic images—including this Patrick Ewing dunk during Georgetown's semifinal win over Kentucky in '84, and several of the photos on the following pages—are now on display in 60 Years of the Men's Final Four by Photographer Rich Clarkson, an exhibit at the NCAA Hall of Champions museum in Indianapolis. That city is also the site of this year's Final Four, and Clarkson will be there, adding to his legacy.
SIX PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY RICH CLARKSON NCAA PHOTOS
Marches Of History 1. Houston center Akeem Olajuwon, 1983 2. Jacksonville center Artis Gilmore, 1970 3. Michigan guard Jalen Rose (shooting), 1992 4. Providence coach Rick Pitino talking to point guard Billy Donovan, 1987 5. San Francisco center Bill Russell, 1955 6. UCLA center Bill Walton, 1973
SEVEN PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY RICH CLARKSON NCAA PHOTOS
No Strings Attached 1. Kentucky coach Rick Pitino, 1996 2. UCLA center Lew Alcindor with his father, 1969 3. N.C. State center Cozell McQueen, 1983 4. Indiana point guard Isiah Thomas, 1981 5. Texas Western guard Willie Worsley, 1966 6. UCLA coach John Wooden, 1975 7. Michigan State point guard Magic Johnson, 1979