None and Done College Choices
I'm calling upon the knowledge of the forus for this one. Name as many none and done "preps to pros" college choices as you can. ie:
Amare Stoudamire - Memphis
Josh Smith - Indiana
Andrew Bynum - UConn
Webster - Washington Swift - Washington
Eddy Curry - Depaul
Kwame Brown - Florida
Gerald Green - Oklahoma State
Kobe Bryant--Lasalle (i believe was the front runner)
Kobe Bryant has said he wouldve gone to Duke.
Shawn Kemp- Kentucky then transfered to Trinity Valley Community College (IIRC he did attend for a semester but never hooped)
Moses Malone- Maryland
i seen an interview w/ kobe where he said he more then likely was going to sign with duke.... or that they were the front runner
Kenny Williams- UNC
Kobe- although he never signed a letter of intent, I always heard he wouldve signed with Duke
T-Mac- was going to Kentucky
Amar'e- I think he actually verbally committed to Memphis and Coach Cal
Al Harrington- he didnt commit but it was almost certain he was coming to NC State (I am from Raleigh)
Rashard Lewis- gave a verbal to Houston
Darius Miles- St. John's
Kobe never actually made a "commitment" to any any college, i just rememeber reading an article about Kobe before the draft saying that he was considering Lasalle because his dad went there and it was close to home. I believe it was in Slam
Darius to St. John's was legit, and Rashard to Houston seems so as well. T-Mac seemed like a lock to play for Pitino at Kentucky, before he left for the NBA.
Robert Swift was going to go to USC:
I think I remember Al Harrington as a Seton Hall guy:
Kobe to Duke was what I heard as well
Dorrell Wright to DePaul
Kendrick Perkins to Memphis
Jonathan Bender to Mississippi State
Travis Outlaw to Mississippi State
Monta Ellis to Mississippi State
Ndubi Ebi to Arizona
Andrew Bynum to UCONN
Andray Blatche to Syracuse
Think these were all legit. I made a thread about where guys may have gone, but I remember all of these visibly:
Kendrick Perkins- Memphis
Jonathan Bender- Mississippi
CJ Miles- Texas
Lou Williams- Georgia
Amir Johnson- Louisville
Dorell Wright- Depaul
Sebastian Telfair- Louisville
Martell Webster- Washington
Kendrick Perkins- Memphis
Monta Ellis- Miss State
Andrew Bynum- UConn
Louis Williams- Georgia
Harrington never committed so we will never know, but the word here in Raleigh before the entry deadline was that he had narrowed his decision down to 2 choices....NCSU or NBA. Seton Hall was high on his list but NCSU was the frontrunner. I dont remember Seton Hall's team at that time...maybe Tommy Amaker was still HC? I do remember NCSU, and Les Robinson was HC and they were the worst team in the ACC. Robinson and State were really banking on Harrington to go there as he couldve turned the program around if for only 1 year.
Deshawn Stevenson - Kansas
I know most people expected Kevin Garnett to go to Michigan, but I saw somewhere that said that he said that he would've surprised everyone and gone to Maryland. I'm not sure if it's true though, and I forgot where I saw it.
Keith Brumbaugh - Oklahoma State
I remember Lebron saying something about playing in Akron with his friends.
LeBron's frontrunners were: Ohio State, Duke, and North Carolina. Not specifically in that order
Kobe has stated himself that he had intended on Duke had he not gone to the pro's. Otherwise he was heading to Italy. Not sure where LaSalle came from?
Aran Smith- Topeka Community College
Darius Miles - St. John's
Right, Topeka, that's if I hadn't gone pro straight out of high school. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Drummond should pick a random Div 3 school to commit to.
Drummond should go to Cal Tech, virtually go from the worst team in d3 to possibly the best.
Kevin Garnett- St.Johns because Malik Sealy was his favorite player , which is why he wore #21
Qyntel Woods signed with Memphis too, but I think he might have been a juco guy.
KG might have said St. Johns, but he had no chance of going to college. He had too low of SAT scores so he declred. COINCIDENTALLY though a week after either the draft or declaring for the draft(can't remember which one).
tyson chandler said he would have gone to ucla.
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