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gizmoflak
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Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't

Gun to my head 10 years ago, I would have told you that Juan Dixon would have had a much better pro career than Steve Blake.

And if I remember correctly, Dee Brown and D Williams weren't all that different in terms of skill in college. Whelp, that's changed...

What others come to mind in football or basketball?


TDawg1313
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Oden and Conley maybe?


gizmoflak
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That's a good one


I'll also toss out Shaq and Stanley. Classic example of roads diverging


MrBossHogg
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Mike Bibby and Miles Simon
And I can't lie when I was younger I thought Khalid El-Amin would be the best player pro that UConn team.


Dire Wolf
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Big baby and Thomas


REG861
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
JJ Redick and Shelden Williams

Rip Hamilton Khalid El-Amin

Jason Richardson/Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves
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The Boat
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
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Big baby and Thomas

They both average 20 minutes for their career...


gizmoflak
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I guess Flynn/Jamarcus also belongs here


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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
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Dee Brown and D Williams


Deron was always regarded as a lottery prospect. Brown was borderline 2nd round.


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Dire Wolf
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I did it wrong i just thought Thomas was going to be stud


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REG861
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
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Big baby and Thomas

They both average 20 minutes for their career...



Don't kid yourself, Thomas is a bust for his drafting position

ETA: I guess since he's still in the league and gets minutes, he still 'made it.' I'll concede that. Production relative to draft spot isnt there though.
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Robot Santa
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Ahman Green and Lawrence Phillips


lordguill
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Gun to my head 10 years ago, I would have told you that Juan Dixon would have had a much better pro career than Steve Blake.


That's a great example. I didn't even think Blake would be drafted, and Dixon was an All-American.


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The Boat
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
That wasn't really the question.


hehateme2285
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Big baby and Thomas


This x1000


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REG861
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
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That wasn't really the question.


True, I guess it hinges on your definition of made it. I'll stick with the tenure in the pros for sake of the thread


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BayouBengals03
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Maybe Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson? idk


lordguill
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson

Jason Gardner and Loren Woods


REG861
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re: Teammates in college: one made it in the pros; the other didn't
Also, Felton and McCants/Sean May


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Mike Bibby and Miles Simon

Thought Michael Dickerson would be the best from that team. Then Jason Terry backed up all of them and outlasted them all.


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