2018 Basketball Eligibles

2018 Basketball Eligibles

A degenerative knee condition forced Brandon Roy out of the game by age 27, forcing an early retirement of one of the game’s exciting Shooting Guards.  Roy was a three time All Star who would twice be named to a post season All-NBA roster (one Second, one Third).  Roy is also a former Pac-10 Player of the Year and realistically it is the amalgamation of…
Establishing himself as a dependable scorer in the NBA, Corey Maggette would average 20 Points per Game in a season three times, with a very respectable career average of 16.0. Maggette excelled at getting to the Free Throw line and his career PER of 17.9 is higher than many who are already in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Saying that, considering he only played twelve…
Considering that Grant Hill had nearly twenty seasons in the National Basketball Association, it is hard to say that his career was a disappointment, but following a four year stint where he played only forty-seven games due to ankle issues (including one season where he didn’t play at all), much of his Basketball prime was taken away from him. Still, prior to the ankle issues,…
An exceptionally versatile Point Guard, Jason Kidd took the New Jersey Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals, and though he did not win, he was able to taste the championship with a lesser role with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Kidd was not just a machine in regards to his Assists, but his defensive skills made him one of the most valuable players on the…
A two time All Star, Jerry Stackhouse was dubbed the “Next Jordan” (he also came out of UNC) though that was a label that nobody could ever live up to. Still, Stackhouse proved to be a very good scorer in the NBA who averaged 19.5 Points per Game in the NBA including the 2000/01 Season where he finished second in that category. Stackhouse was a…
If you can forget how he flamed out in the NBA and his disastrous marriage to Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom had some very good years, specifically with the Los Angeles Lakers whom he helped to win two NBA Championships. Odom put up some solid defensive rebound stats and owns a respectable 13.3 Points per Game Average and a career PER of 16.5. Odom also won…
Regarded mostly as a Defensive specialist in his career, Marcus Camby won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and was chosen for four NBA All Defensive Teams (two First Team and two Second Team) and would also lead the NBA in Blocks per Game four times. Camby would average 9.8 Rebounds per Game and still show some offensive acumen with a respectable…
While Rasheed Wallace was known mostly for getting technical fouls, he was so much more than just that. Rasheed cut his teeth with the North Carolina Tar Heels and the former first rounder would make waves with the Portland Trail Blazers, emerging as the team’s leader and whether you liked him or hated him, his passion for the sport of basketball was undeniable. The four…
Richard “Rip” Hamilton brings a rare resume where he won both the NCAA Championship (UConn) and in the NBA (Detroit) and was a vital member to both titles. Hamilton earned the NCAA Final Four MVP in the Connecticut title and in the 2004 Pistons Championship averaged over 20 Points per Game. “Rip” was a three time All Star, a slick shooter, and had he had…
The cousin of Vince Carter, was a star for years with the Houston Rockets. While T-Mac may not have been a superstar in the post season in the National Basketball Association, McGrady managed to be a statistical juggernaut, which cannot be ignored in any capacity.