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2018 Basketball Eligibles

With his year of eligibility pushed back from his attempts to get back in the big time through the D-League, Antoine Walker is sadly best known for his financial woes more than anything he did on the court. In his playing career, his best seasons were with Boston, where along with Paul Pierce his three pointers excited crowds (though he probably took too many) and…
Although his career Points per Game average is less than six, and he never finishes a season averaging a double figure in points, it was Ben Wallace’s punishing defense that makes him a Hall of Fame candidate. Wallace is a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and despite being a little undersized at Center, was an amazing rebounder and shot blocker. Big Ben…
He was not the prototypical center, as Brad Miller was more comfortable passing and taking jump shots than banging in the paint. Still, with the right offense, Miller was very effective and was a legitimate two time All Star; though there were not exactly a lot of good centers when he played. Miller likely won’t be a Hall of Fame threat, but he had a…
Mehmet Okur holds the distinction of being the first Turkish born Basketball player to win a championship in the NBA (Detroit in 2004) and the first to play in the All Star game (2007). Okur had his best seasons with the Utah Jazz where he flirted with a twenty point per game average. It does not make him a serious contender for the Hall of…

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