#6. Earl Strickland – America
Nicknamed as “The Pearl”, Earl Strickland is an American professional pool player who has won numerous awards in various tournaments and championships worldwide. He is known as more of a controversial player due to his open views and rigorous behavior.
Strickland has won the Open Nine-ball Championship five times and is the only player to have won the WPA World Nine-ball Championship twice in a row. He is also another player who was inducted in the Billiard Congress of America Hall fo Fame in the year 2006.
#5. Luther Lassiter – America
Luther Lassiter is a world renowned American professional pool player who is thought of as one of the greatest pool players of all time. Nicknamed as “Wimpy”, he was the winner of a total of six world championships and has many more titles under his belt.
Lassiter was also inducted in the Billiards Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in the year 1983. He was also inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame the same year.
#4. Rudolf Wanderone – America
Rudolf Walter Wanderone, fondly known as “Minnesota Fats” is an American professional pool player who is one of the most renowned pool players in the United States. He was also inducted in the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in the year of 1984 for his contribution in making the game of pool popular in America.
Wanderone is now only considered as a talented pool player but is also a complete entertainer at the game who is a sight to watch in any game he plays.