The phenomenon of Jeremy Lin's emergence is still such a compelling underdog story that it has us thinking back on other NBA players we missed coming out of college.
There have been dozens of successful undrafted NBA players, and a handful came from mid-major schools and NBADL beginnings like Lin.
We identified 10 underdogs who overcame similar obstacles as Lin, whether it be collegiate status, draft failure, initial struggles in the NBA or a path through the D-League.
Most didn't get the kind of global stardom Lin enjoys, but their hard work was still worth it.
*Statistics, awards and collegiate facts are taken from Pro Basketball Reference.