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OT: Players you've whiffed on

With the "draft the stache" campaign deep in our rear view mirrors, I got to thinking about the players that I've been dead wrong about.  These are college players that I saw and said to myself, "self, that guy is going to be great!"  I whiffed on many, but I'l also tell you about a couple that I got right.

I do have some perimeters.  

1)  The players must be no higher than late lotto picks.  Example: Julian Wright 

2)  No "I just knew LeBron would be fantastic" comments.

You get the picture.

I'll start with Ed O'bannon UCLA and Anthony Taylor UofO. I just had a feeling they would take the NBA, no question.

Others that I liked were, Jose Ortiz OSU and Yvon Joseph Geogia Tech (played C next to John Salley.)

But the player that I would have bet my bicycle on (at the time I was too young for a car) was Ronnie Murphy.  Wow!  That guy was great!  or so I thought.  For those that don't remember, Ronnie Murphy was going to help give Drexler rest late in his Portland career.  Murphy was a UNBELIEVABLE deep shooter, but couldn't stay away from his own Buffet of Goodness.  He was always overweight.  I thought that he clearly was better than Shawn Respert or Byron Irvin, but I was wrong.  They never amounted to much either.

Now for my good picks.

My pick last year was Thad Young and I still think he'll be very good.

This year's pick: Kosta Koufos.  Now that Utah has him, I hope I'm wrong.

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