Worst Recruiting bust
Quick question who is the worst recruiting bust, you can remember. A guy who you thought would be a superstar, but never made a real big impact in college or the pros.
I assume it would have to be Kwame Brown for the Bobcats entire staff.
As a Duke fan I would have to say Josh McRoberts comes to mind very fast. Coming out of high school he was ranked very high and to be honest he didn't do that great for duke I was actually surprised that he was drafted
Another name that comes to mind besides Kwame is Randolph Morris...when he held his on against Dwight on ESPN there Sr year, I thought that he could of gone to the draft that year and had rookie decent year, instead he went to UK and never really dominated even though he had Rondo there with him.
Samardo Samuels was the #2 ranked high school player from the class of 2008 behind Brandon Jennings. He was ranked higher than players from that class like Jrue Holiday, Paul George, Demar Derozan, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Tyreke Evans and way more
Milwaukee Bucks draft Joe Alexander over Brook Lopez when they needed a Center. At the time, Brook - polished true seven footer who could score/block shots. Joe Alexander - athletic SF/PF who didn't excel anywhere.
Agreed on the Kwame decision, but he was drafted by the Wizards. Mini-hands never had a shot.
He is still young an maybe recovering from injury but Quincy Miller was thought to be a great college and pros player. He is good with potiential to be better, but i hate potential with no current result
ndudi ebi from houston hoops was top 5 in the country in 03 and went straight to the pros. didnt really do anything..kinda fell off the face of the earth and richard hendrix who went to alabama from the 05 class was supposed to be really good too
My boy Greg Paulus
Renardo Sidney. I was a huuuuggeee fan of this kid in high school. He had so many skills, very athletic, could shoot, great hands, good passer. However, he totally bought into all the hype and really let himself go, ending in that horrible fight with a teammate at MSU in the stands. Big waste of talent, I thought he was the next great power forward
Big Big Big time PG from the Windy City, don't think Duke was the right program for him.
He never recovered fully, I feel, from that ACL injury his senior year of high school. Had a solid college career, but never dominated. Good call!
As a Chicagoan, I have to disagree with this one. Dockery was on his way down his senior yr in HS. He never developed a dependable jumper and he was just an average athlete for his position.
Anybody remember Jerod Ward? Lester Earl?
High school Greg Oden dominator, Derrick Character.
was with the Wizards, not the Bobcats....but man what a bust. Olowakandi, too. Recruiting wise, Felipe Lopez at St. John's. Good college career but NOTHING like what was expected of a guy most thought could start in the NBA straight out of high school.
On his way down or not, in the national eye Dockery was big time, and that Chicago Hoops show that featured him,Eddy Curry,Will Bynum, etc boosted him even more and on top of that he was the #5 PG in the nation he def can be in this category.
More like closer to the #10 PG in his class. He was a one time 5 star-er who by the time his senior season in HS ended was downgraded to 4 star.
Renardo Sydney and Samardo Samuels definitely.
Lenny Cooke being hyped up better than Lebron at one point was crazy when you look at it now
Taylor King and Chris Burgess
PJ3? Guy got a ton of hype as a TMac/ Kevin Durant clone. Yet he only put up 13 points and 7 rebounds a game
Royce White at Minnesota. MN player of the year comes in, 5 star recruit...promptly gets kicked out for punching a security guard, and being accused of theft. He redeemed himself a bit at IA St., but Gopher fans are still feeling the burn of that one
Sebastian Telfair anyone? i thought he was gonna be GOOD in the NBA
Yeah Telfair had superstar written all over him. But im from Philly so i would say Staf Shakur. We love him here but he was great in HS and even rated ahead of Lebron for a week or two i heard. smh, He went to zona, has had an ok career but now hes out of the league. I thought he was gonna be the next great PG
when you say superstar i think cornerstone of a franchise. i can name 86747654 recruiting busts but a guy i thought could be a star was ronnie fields who had an unfortunate accident. the other guy that comes to mind is lenny cooke as a dark horse. he had potential but i wasnt sure he was a superstar. and finally sofoklis schortsanitis. another big that ate his way from his potential. ronnie fields was the surest of those.
oh i guess sofoklis didnt go to college but he is still a bust.
Gerald Green, the guy was an athlete that was 2nd to none and had 6 3pt shots made in the Mcdonalds all-american game. Bounced around and made it back to the league last year but he had star written all over him.
Bill Walker- People thought he was a better prospect than his teammate OJ mayo but knee injuries plagued his career.
KU fan here...eric chenowith, 7-1, high school all american...had a decent freshman year, really nice sophomore year, then he fell off the face of the earth. in the circle of basketball fans i am around, he is perpetually a running joke. one of the softest 7 footers i have ever seen.
also, might as well mention josh selby. elite recruit, barely got in games his one year at kansas. riding the pine in the pros and not too sure how much longer he will have that luxury. he still has time to show what he can do but as the high calibur recruit he was he is a bust in my eyes.
Byron Mullens for OSU
good call Siggy. I hated Ward because people were saying he was better than my guy Felipe Lopez . You could see in the AA game he was a stiff mean while Lopez was balling.
Esteban Weaver, Corey Hightower- lefty gunslinger, Schea Cotton, Corey Benjiman
And sont get it twisted Lenny Cooke had game just no guidance
Yh Ronnie fields had big hope
Its a select few that actually make it ALL the way to the top
Taylor King was a huge bust
Just naming HS studs who didn't live up to the hype even in college:
Daniel Orton (so, sooo bad)
Delvon Roe (injuries)
Ralph Sampson III
Keith Gallon (where is he?)