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"Just a College Player" Appreciation Thread

Billy_PonchoBilly_Poncho Vox PopuliPosts: 22,385 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in From the Cheap Seats
Just wanted to give a shoutout to all the guys who were great players in college but couldn't really get a career going in the league for whatever reason. Some of my favorite college players coming up were either two small, too slow, or had too many personal problems to have established pro careers. Here's starting it off...

Julius Hodge- dude was a beast in the ACC, heard he got shot when he first got in the league and then he just fizzled out..

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Maurice Clarett- star back from that 2002 National Champ OSU team. Fucked his life up after that, but he was a monster as a freshman.

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Scottie Reynolds- How the hell are you 1st team All-American and not even get drafted? Dude has yet to log an NBA minute, but he and the rest of that 4 guard lineup at Villanova were tough though. Put a smile on my face how they ran Duke out the gym in the tourney in '09...

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  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hate to do this, but pretty much the entire 2002 OU Basketball Final Four Squad

    Which included one of my Best friends, Ebi Ere, and Hollis Price.

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    They're both playing overseas.

    Ebi played a couple years Summer league for the Trailblazers.
    He kinda gave up on the league because he's making good money overseas and endorsements in Italy and Australia.

    Not sure what Hollis is up to now.

    Ironically, only one that's in the pros now from that squad is Kelvin Sampson. lol


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    Rockets assistant now.
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  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattlePosts: 49,547 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dee Nrown from Illinois, Adam Morrison takes the cake though
    As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun posting on the IC than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings.

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  • G MackG Mack Posts: 6,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hodge one of my favorites to ever watch....he use to carry those nc state on his back....had that tuff NY playground gritiness and nice overall game....I know he played a couple years with the bucks riding the pine....he was basically supposse to be what grevis vasquez is now, long slender 2 gaurd with PG skills...
  • cobblandcobbland "Shorty": Belly (1998) Chicago...Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Isiah "Juice" Williams

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    Was one of the reasons players from the public schools in Chicago started to show interest in U of I again.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isiah_Williams

    Awards & Honors

    2009 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
    Set the Illinois all-time total offense record with 10,594 yards
    Set the Illinois starts record at the quarterback position with 44
    2008 Second-Team All-Big Ten
    Led the Big Ten in passing and total offense in 2008
    Broke three stadium records for total offense in a game in 2008 (Edward Jones Dome vs. Missouri, at Michigan Stadium, Illinois' Memorial Stadium vs. Minnesota)
    Led Illinois to Big Ten passing title in 2008 and rushing titles in 2006 and 2007
    Set Illini season total offense record in 2008
    Broke team school records for season total offense and rushing in 2007
    2007 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten

    Career Records

    Ranks fifth on the Big Ten career total offense list with 10,594 yards
    Topped the 8,000-yard mark this year with 8,037 career passing yards, which ranks third on the Illinois all-time list
    Ranks sixth on the Illinois all-time rushing list with 2,557 yards and is the first non-running back in school history to top the 2,000 yard career rushing mark
    Ranks second on the Big Ten career rushing yardage list for a quarterback.
    Rushed for over 100 yards six times in his career
    Registered 606 pass completions and 1,136 pass attempts which rank fourth and third, respectively, on the all-time list
    Has thrown 56 career touchdown passes, second on the Illinois list
    Has recorded 637 career carries, which ranks third in the Illinois record books
    Is the career Illinois record holder for rushing yards by a quarterback with 2,557

    http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/williams_juice00.html

    IMO he should have been drafted or at least on a roster in 2010.

    Oddly enough, Chicago drafted a QB in 2011 (Nathan Enderle out of Idaho) who amassed stats against much inferior competition, had a losing record as a starter (17-29), and has yet to play a down in the league.

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  • TRILLip BrooksTRILLip Brooks Lord High Executioner Posts: 18,152 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maurice Ager

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    Hassan Adams

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  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattlePosts: 49,547 ✭✭✭✭✭
    cobbland wrote: »
    Isiah "Juice" Williams

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    Was one of the reasons players from the public schools in Chicago started to show interest in U of I again.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isiah_Williams

    Awards & Honors

    2009 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
    Set the Illinois all-time total offense record with 10,594 yards
    Set the Illinois starts record at the quarterback position with 44
    2008 Second-Team All-Big Ten
    Led the Big Ten in passing and total offense in 2008
    Broke three stadium records for total offense in a game in 2008 (Edward Jones Dome vs. Missouri, at Michigan Stadium, Illinois' Memorial Stadium vs. Minnesota)
    Led Illinois to Big Ten passing title in 2008 and rushing titles in 2006 and 2007
    Set Illini season total offense record in 2008
    Broke team school records for season total offense and rushing in 2007
    2007 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten

    Career Records

    Ranks fifth on the Big Ten career total offense list with 10,594 yards
    Topped the 8,000-yard mark this year with 8,037 career passing yards, which ranks third on the Illinois all-time list
    Ranks sixth on the Illinois all-time rushing list with 2,557 yards and is the first non-running back in school history to top the 2,000 yard career rushing mark
    Ranks second on the Big Ten career rushing yardage list for a quarterback.
    Rushed for over 100 yards six times in his career
    Registered 606 pass completions and 1,136 pass attempts which rank fourth and third, respectively, on the all-time list
    Has thrown 56 career touchdown passes, second on the Illinois list
    Has recorded 637 career carries, which ranks third in the Illinois record books
    Is the career Illinois record holder for rushing yards by a quarterback with 2,557

    http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/williams_juice00.html

    IMO he should have been drafted or at least on a roster in 2010.

    Oddly enough, Chicago drafted a QB in 2011 (Nathan Enderle out of Idaho) who amassed stats against much inferior competition, had a losing record as a starter (17-29), and has yet to play a down in the league.

    He works at CDW in Chicago now...my boy works with him
    As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun posting on the IC than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings.

  • Max.Max. Now go home and get your fucking shinebox Posts: 31,920 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn this thread could be goat

    Ima say mateen cleaves


    Wait for more posters to drop ppl
  • Jdilla26Jdilla26 Posts: 2,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Frank Williams I thought this dude was future PG in the League but for some reason disappeared
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    Dear Genitals, thanks for not bleeding every month. You're the best. Sincerely, a man


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  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dejuan wheat, labradford smith, jerome harmon , ellis myles, alvin simms, larry o'bannon,
    P. Town
  • P. TownP. Town Posts: 27,275 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dejuan wheat, labradford smith, jerome harmon , ellis myles, alvin simms, larry o'bannon,

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    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    All this talk about y'all mamas being 30s and 40s kinda lowkey turning me on. I want to hit somebody mama off the IC real talk. I'm a fuck around and end up one of y'all niggas stepdad sitting around in a wife beater taking my frustrations with Jay Z out on y'all with a belt.
  • Matt-Matt- stew Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Inb4 someone says god shamgod
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  • bigev240bigev240 Illpix O.G. Posts: 10,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ed O' Bannon got this.
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  • SocialAssassinRatiSocialAssassinRati Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    any white boy ESPN and Dick Vitale hypes up...adam morrison, jimmer, dan dickau,....matter of fact can I just change my answer to any white boy that was "nice" in college period?
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  • 1of11of1 Posts: 37,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn I forgot all about Hollis Price. WTF was up with that red mouthpiece...shit was extra large or something

    Yo what happened to Khalid El Amin?


    I remember reading a "where are they now" story on that big white boy from West VA a few years ago. Don't even remember his name or how nice he was now, I think he may have hit a huge shot or something.

    Oh shit Kevin Pittsnogle...lol
  • Matt-Matt- stew Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm pretty sure khalid el amin is still playing overseas...was one of the best players in whatever league he was in.. i'm sure thats not the case now, but i think he still plays
  • Reggie80Reggie80 Posts: 2,402 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013



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    Johnny Flynn
    Bitch shut your mouth before I fuck it

    I'm still a rap fan, microphone fiend
    An insider like Russell Crowe, behind the scenes
    You can be the hottest MC, literally leave the mic smoking
    No marketing and promotion
    No 106 & Park, no TRL
    Don't kill the messenger homey but don't expect to sell
    Viacom own MTV, VH1
    BET, five labels until BMG
    Merged with Sony, EMI, Universal and WEA
    Only four labels in the music industry bruh
    All radio controlled by two companies
    Just two rap magazines, read between the lines
    Hip-hop used to be the expression of struggle with rhymes
    Corporate monopolized, only certain shit shines
    Only way to get radio and video and blow
    They control what you say, and the images you show
    CNN owned by AOL, own Time Warner
    Trickle down effect of the New World Order
    And you wonder why "Van Gogh" was killed
    Same reason Dead Prez lost they deal, get real
    I spit for the cabbage, grind with a mission
    And put Capitol Records in missionary positions
    Used to love H.E.R. like Common, but then you get signed
    (Behind the Music) now I just fuck the music from behind

    Magazine writers misprint you, take words out of context
    And got the nerve to wonder why I'm vexed
    When I read the publication
    I was like "Damn, was we in the same conversation?"
    This for the rap conniseurs, magazine critics
    Backpackers, rap stars with bullshit gimmicks
    Fans, even the "Stans," the groupies and label executives
    With corporate cards trickin my budget on coochie
    Video chicks sucking dick between takes
    Hoping to get saved, and thanks for the ass shake
    Like Dave Chappelle in "Half Baked," need a backyotomy
    And some of these thugs is into sodomy
    Large print giveth, fine print taketh away
    Your favorite rapper ain't recoup label take it away
    Have a nigga tempted to take an AK, goin postal
    Rap made me loco, hustle bicoastal
    (Why?) Because the West monopolize
    Same ol' niggas tellin the same ol' lies
    L.A. radio, quick to suck out of town dick
    South support they own create international hits
    Out of regional records, East coast create the buzz
    Music capitol of the world, thought it wasn't when it was
    And somehow manage to screw us
    Call West coast gangster rap whack, then sold it back to us...
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  • Billy_PonchoBilly_Poncho Vox Populi Posts: 22,385 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Joe Alexander, people thought he was gonna mix intangibles and scrap wit that athleticism and become an elite SF in the league. He didn't, but damn dude could dunk his ass off.

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    JusDre313
  • greenwood1921greenwood1921 Posts: 47,115 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn I forgot all about Hollis Price. WTF was up with that red mouthpiece...shit was extra large or something

    Yo what happened to Khalid El Amin?


    I remember reading a "where are they now" story on that big white boy from West VA a few years ago. Don't even remember his name or how nice he was now, I think he may have hit a huge shot or something.

    Oh shit Kevin Pittsnogle...lol

    Every time I watch my Thunder and see Westbrook, I see what I "thought" Hollis could be in the league. He wasn't nearly as athletic as Russell but he had that same scrappiness and vicious first step, and wasn't afraid to shoot it.
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    Hey, you, yeah u, the corny ass faggot, girlie mouth ass nigga. Click dat wack button -->
  • IamtheVILLEIamtheVILLE Posts: 2,701 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ptowndonte wrote: »
    dejuan wheat, labradford smith, jerome harmon , ellis myles, alvin simms, larry o'bannon,

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    forgot about my nigga reece. damn i thought he would of been the shit in the league. i guess not.

  • texasdaking88texasdaking88 Posts: 6,118 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hakim Warrick and Stromile Swift
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    All florida qbs since Danny wurfel **spelling. Peter Warrick, i blame akili smith though. USC qbs
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