Top College Players Who Failed in NBA
Jimmer Fredette is all the rage in college basketball right now. The Brigham Young senior sharpshooter seems to have unlimited range and an uncanny ability to cut to the basket. He may take the Cougars to their first appearance in the Final Four.
But the question is - can he make it at the next level?
The opinion on Fredette's potential as an NBA player is at best mixed. Some compare him to 2009 first-round pick Stephen Curry, others to another BYU great of 30 years ago, Danny Ainge. But there are those who think Fredette will at best resemble J.J. Redick, a serviceable shooter who would never be a star in the league. At worst? Redick's 2006 co-national player of the year and draft-mate Adam Morrison (who, for the record, does own two NBA championship rings for keeping the end of the bench warm for Kobe & Co.).
Just like the NFL Draft, the NBA Draft is also very much an inexact science. The history of NBA's draft lottery is littered with college glitterati who utterly bombed in the league, and these cautionary tales stretch even as far back as the 1970s. Not taking into account injuries and drug problems that short-circuited careers, here are our Top 10 College Basketball Players Who Failed as Pros.