What College Athlete did you hope would make it but never did

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I was just thinking of a couple of past college athletes that I followed a few years back and was excited that they got drafted but never really made it in the pros. A few were cut early and a few would get cut sign with another team, then another but just could not cut it for whatever reason.


One that comes to mind for me was Bobby Hurley, good point guard in college but could never make it in the NBA, then I if I rememeber right was involoved in a bad car accident during a comeback


Any thoughts.....These dont have to be star athletes, they can be guys you followed in college and hoped to see in the Majors!!
 
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Danny Wuerffel.

He took a beating in Spurrier's offense and won the Gators a national title and a Heisman. But unfortunately he did not have the arm strength for a an NFL system.

But he has gone on to do amazing things with his life since than.
 
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One that comes to mind for me was Bobby Hurley, good point guard in college but could never make it in the NBA, then I if I rememeber right was involoved in a bad car accident during a comeback

You could devote this whole thread to dookies who were draft busts if you wanted to. :haha
 
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anders,

your Tar Heels aren't immune.

Whatever happened to Eric Montross? Played a key role in their 1993 championship and became one of the more underrated NBA busts.
 
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Montross, in case you were wondering, is now an analyst on Tar Heel radio network.
 
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anders,

your Tar Heels aren't immune.

Whatever happened to Eric Montross? Played a key role in their 1993 championship and became one of the more underrated NBA busts.


Eric Montross= One of the worst draft picks in Celtics history!
 
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Not wanting to turn this into the Eric Montross was he good or bad thread...LOL But I do remember when he was a Detroit Piston!!
 
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Eric Montross= One of the worst draft picks in Celtics history!


Montross just didn't have NBA talent., but Jerome Moiso was a much worse pick.

I wanted Holy Cross guard Ronnie Perry Jr. to make it, but he really didn't have the talent. In his senior year playing point guard at Holy Cross, he only had a handful fo turnovers for the entire season.

Everyone but Jimmy Johnson wanted Doug Flutie to have a better career than he did.
 
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Montross just didn't have NBA talent., but Jerome Moiso was a much worse pick.



I agree. However, I think the Michael Smith (BYU) pick was worse than both.


Here's a list of players chosen AFTER Smith in the 1989 draft:

Tim Hardaway, Shawn Kemp, B.J. Armstrong, Blue Edwards, Vlade Divac, Sherman Douglas, and Cliff Robinson. UGH!!!!!
 
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Drew Hall, because he was from my hometown
 
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Darko Milicic (or however you spell that name), only because the Pistons wasted a #2 draft pick on him.
 
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He plays a lot like Larry... I hope. - Red Auerbach


Wow, I guess Red was human after all. :D
 
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Jim Jackson ....
Had a Great college career at Ohio State, then went on to the NBA and played for many years on many teams.
I would guess that he was a average maybe slightly better than that NBA player, what do you all think ?

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Drew Hall, because he was from my hometown

Ramy, what about your UK boy J-Lo, Jared Lorensen? (at LSU we liked to call him "Fat Bastard"). I really wanted him to make pro. Whatever happen to him?


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Ramy, what about your UK boy J-Lo, Jared Lorensen? (at LSU we liked to call him "Fat Bastard"). I really wanted him to make pro. Whatever happen to him?


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He was on the colts roster as of last week
 

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