Favorite College player that never made it

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Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#1 » by TONY_YAYO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:55 pm

Whats your Favorite College player that never made it due to injury or just not flat out making in the NBA.

Mines was Jay Will one of the best PG's to come out of Duke. He could shoot pass play D One of the best players to play in college at one point. Due to stupidity and also being young got hurt from a motorcylce accident fractured his leg and broke his pelvis. And his hoop dreams was shattered. I thought he was goin to be the PG for Chicago for long time but that didnt turn out so good.


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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#2 » by Burgz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:37 am

mateen cleaves

was my favourite player ever at MSU (other than Magic, but I wasn't old enough to see him play)

was such a great leader in college, too bad he sucked in the NBA
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Post#3 » by TONY_YAYO » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:12 pm

Cleaves was very good PG @ MSU just never translated to the League. But I loved them MSU teams Izzo had some real talent around that time. Cleaves, MoPeete, JRich, ZBo my favorite on the squad was Charlie bell
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Post#4 » by Burgz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 am

TONY_YAYO wrote:Cleaves was very good PG @ MSU just never translated to the League. But I loved them MSU teams Izzo had some real talent around that time. Cleaves, MoPeete, JRich, ZBo my favorite on the squad was Charlie bell


yea ive always been a big fan, NCAA games in Canada were hard to come by but MSU games were a plenty

cleaves didn't have overwhelming speed and he was undersized, couldn't stretch the D consistently but he was never afraid of big moments
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Post#5 » by GothamGM » Wed Mar 7, 2012 10:45 pm

I wish Jason Gardner would have made it. He was stellar in college (played as a starting PG for 4 years, including the NC vs Duke as a soph). I think he was in the same boat as cleaves. Gardner was undersized, not a freak athlete, or lightning fast either.
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#6 » by JimboSlice » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:48 pm

Burgz wrote:mateen cleaves

was my favourite player ever at MSU (other than Magic, but I wasn't old enough to see him play)

was such a great leader in college, too bad he sucked in the NBA


Agreed. I also loved Maurice Ager when he was with Shannon Brown. Was sad he went to several undesirable situations and his career kind of fizzled out.

TONY_YAYO wrote:Whats your Favorite College player that never made it due to injury or just not flat out making in the NBA.

Mines was Jay Will one of the best PG's to come out of Duke. He could shoot pass play D One of the best players to play in college at one point. Due to stupidity and also being young got hurt from a motorcylce accident fractured his leg and broke his pelvis. And his hoop dreams was shattered. I thought he was goin to be the PG for Chicago for long time but that didnt turn out so good.


Also speaking of Chicago point guards, I loved Khalid El-Amin. After a solid rookie season he faded off the map. He was a heckuva player at UConn
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#7 » by TONY_YAYO » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:27 am

GothamGM wrote:I wish Jason Gardner would have made it. He was stellar in college (played as a starting PG for 4 years, including the NC vs Duke as a soph). I think he was in the same boat as cleaves. Gardner was undersized, not a freak athlete, or lightning fast either.

Dam 4got about gardner he was a good PG I thought he would have made it
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#8 » by TONY_YAYO » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:29 am

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Burgz wrote:mateen cleaves

was my favourite player ever at MSU (other than Magic, but I wasn't old enough to see him play)

was such a great leader in college, too bad he sucked in the NBA


Agreed. I also loved Maurice Ager when he was with Shannon Brown. Was sad he went to several undesirable situations and his career kind of fizzled out.

TONY_YAYO wrote:Whats your Favorite College player that never made it due to injury or just not flat out making in the NBA.

Mines was Jay Will one of the best PG's to come out of Duke. He could shoot pass play D One of the best players to play in college at one point. Due to stupidity and also being young got hurt from a motorcylce accident fractured his leg and broke his pelvis. And his hoop dreams was shattered. I thought he was goin to be the PG for Chicago for long time but that didnt turn out so good.


Also speaking of Chicago point guards, I loved Khalid El-Amin. After a solid rookie season he faded off the map. He was a heckuva player at UConn


hell yea Khalid El-Amin that was ny dude this was when college basketball was really good b4 the one and done. Khalid chubby ass could handle the ball like a muthafuka
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#9 » by Silver Man » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:55 am

Wayne Simien for me. He did win a championship with the Heat.....playing no part in it I'm sure, but loved him when he was with the Jayhawks.
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#10 » by fishnc » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:39 pm

Ed Cota for sure



I think he is still top 5 all time in total assists
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Post#11 » by Chuck Newhouse » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Chris Washburn - NC State
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#12 » by TONY_YAYO » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:22 pm

fishnc wrote:Ed Cota for sure



I think he is still top 5 all time in total assists


Dude Ed Cota I thought was going to be a good PG in the League did he even get drafted ?
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Post#13 » by donkeylips » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:30 am

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Post#14 » by oberyn3 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:25 pm

Mark Macon, Temple
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Post#15 » by LameR » Tue Apr 3, 2012 12:20 am

fishnc wrote:Ed Cota for sure



I think he is still top 5 all time in total assists


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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#16 » by Dread-Eye » Tue Apr 3, 2012 12:39 am

Ed Cota, enough said
Ricky Moore, lead UCONN over Duke in the Championship
Anderson Hunt, from that sick UNLV team 90 & 91
Adrian Autry, Syracuse 6'4" point guard
Lawrence Moten, Syrascuse, he did get a sniff in the NBA
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Post#17 » by vincecarter4pres » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm

Scotty Thurman, Dionte Christmas, John Gilchrist and Mikhail Torrance for me.

David Lighty may soon be added to this list, Jeff Pendergraph as well.

Ed Cota and Lawrence Moten are great honorable mentions as well.

Maybe Shaheen Holloway too.
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#18 » by Dr Positivity » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:46 pm

I dug Omar Samhan's game from a few years ago. Has to be one of the most gifted post players of the last 10 years, he just wasn't NBA caliber physically
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Post#19 » by CR Reina » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:09 pm

Miles Simon and Hollis Price.
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Re: Favorite College player that never made it 

Post#20 » by enuggz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:18 pm

Len Bias Maryland
Jay Williams Duke
Jimmy King Michigan
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