Programs Best Player to NOT have a solid NBA Career

Villian07

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Gooden did have a long nba career, however he was never the stud that I thought he would be coming out of ku. He averaged 10 a game for his career, but I thought he could have been an all timer. Never sure why he couldn’t stick with one team.
I as well thought gooden would be a stud in the nba, bc he was amazing in college. IMO he lacked the elite athleticism and lateral quickness to be a dominate player in the NBA. Still a helluva nba career and plenty of paychecks to prove it I’m sure.
 

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What about Thabeet UCONN?
Very good one as well, he was damn near impossible to score on down low.

I also expected Emeka Okafor to have a larger impact in the nba as well, but he did at least stick around the league for a while.

Uconn had a ridiculous amount of rim protectors come thru there under Calhoun.
 

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Earl had all the tools to be a great player, just personality wise he was a bit too laid back, didn’t have that internal drive and competitiveness or alpha/mamba mentality that the great ones have/had. His skill set And measurables were pretty impressive though, hence him being a lottery pick out of college.