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Top 10 Top College Players Who Failed in the Pros
1. Adam Morrison
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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College: Gonzaga. The nation’s leading scorer his junior season at 28.1 ppg. Named a consensus first-team All-American and co-USBWA player of the year (with Duke's J.J. Redick).

NBA Draft: Charlotte Bobcats, third overall in 2006.

NBA: Played in 161 games (28 starts) in four seasons, 7.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 37.3 percent shooting.

Morrison was one of the most popular players in college basketball during his time at Gonzaga. In his junior season of 2005-06 he led the nation in scoring while guiding the Zags to a 25-3 regular-season record and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

With Morrison’s stellar play, the Zags were a chic pick for the school's first Final Four appearance. Morrison got them off to a good start, scoring 35 points in a first-round win over Xavier. The Zags appeared headed to the regional final when they inexplicably blew a 9-point lead with less than three minutes to go and lost 73-71 to UCLA. An inconsolable Morrison spread out on the court weeping after the loss and had to be helped up by the winning Bruins.

That gallant image did not at all hurt Morrison's draft status as he was picked third overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, under new GM Michael Jordan. After a somewhat promising beginning to his NBA career, Morrison lost his starting job halfway through his rookie season, mostly due to his low shooting percentage and poor defense. After earning two rings with the Lakers mostly as a practice squad player, Morrison was cut by the Washington Wizards in training camp in 2010. He has not been able to attract any NBA team's interest since.

Top 10 College Players Who Failed in the NBA




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