"Just a College Player" Appreciation Thread

Billy_PonchoBilly_Poncho THE SOUL OF A HO AIN'T SHIT TO MEPosts: 18,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
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.
  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance the three of us know yet the shooter remains nameless DornePosts: 29,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dee Nrown from Illinois, Adam Morrison takes the cake though
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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 Max Julien and Vonetta McGee: "Thomasine and Bushrod" (1974) Chicago...Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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 Lefty Gunz, Lord High Executioner Posts: 17,961 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maurice Ager

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    Hassan Adams

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  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance the three of us know yet the shooter remains nameless DornePosts: 29,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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
  • Max.Max. How bout i break ya arm n roundhouse kick ur head off? Posts: 21,166 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn this thread could be goat

    Ima say mateen cleaves


    Wait for more posters to drop ppl
  • Jdilla26Jdilla26 Posts: 2,299 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Frank Williams I thought this dude was future PG in the League but for some reason disappeared
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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: 26,275 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dejuan wheat, labradford smith, jerome harmon , ellis myles, alvin simms, larry o'bannon,

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  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Inb4 someone says god shamgod
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  • bigev240bigev240 Illpix O.G. Posts: 7,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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?
    Rubato Garcianujerz84
  • 1of11of1 Posts: 37,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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- 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
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  • Billy_PonchoBilly_Poncho THE SOUL OF A HO AIN'T SHIT TO ME Posts: 18,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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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  • 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.
  • 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: 4,975 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • SocialAssassinRatiSocialAssassinRati Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hakim Warrick and Stromile Swift
  • proud_babydaddyproud_babydaddy Posts: 361 ✭✭✭
    All florida qbs since Danny wurfel **spelling. Peter Warrick, i blame akili smith though. USC qbs
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