Draft Busts Of The 1990's, and 2000's

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Draft Busts Of The 1990's, and 2000's
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1990 saw five busts. Dave Jamerson the 15th pick out of Ohio University averaged 3.4 points in 90 games, Jerrod Mustaf the 17th pick out of the University of Maryland averaged four points in 179 games, Duane Causwell the 18th pick out of Temple University averaged 4.9 points in 541 games, Tate George the 22nd pick out of the University of Connecticut averaged 4.2 points in 177 games, and Lance Blanks the 26th pick out of the University of Texas averaged two points in 142 games. 

Seven busts came out of the 1991 draft. Rich King out of the University of Nebraska taken as the 14th pick in the draft averaged 1.9 points in 72 games, Kevin Brooks the 18th pick out of the University of Louisiana Lafayette averaged 3.3 points in 126 games, John Turner the 20th pick of the draft out of Phillips University averaged 2.8 points in 42 games, Leron Ellis the 22nd pick out of Syracuse University averaged three points in 91 games, Shaun Vandiver the 25th pick out of the University of Colorado did not appear in a NBA game, Mark Randall the 26th pick out of the University of Kansas averaged 2.6 points in 126 games, and Pete Chilcutt the 27th pick of the draft out of the University of North Carolina averaged 4.3 points in 584 games. 

The 1992 draft saw a decrease in busts from seven to three. Randy Woods the 16th pick out of La Salle averaged 2.4 points in 151 games,  Dave Johnson the 26h pick out of Syracuse University averaged 3.5 points in 59 games, and Byron Houston the 27th pick of the draft out of Oklahoma State University averaged 3.9 points in 214 games. 

Regression galore came in the 1993 draft. Out of the 27 picks nine of them were busts. Bobby Hurley drafted number seven out of Duke University averaged 3.8 points in 269 games, Scott Haskin the 14th pick out of Oregon State University averaged two points in 27 games, Doug Edwards the 15th pick out of Florida State University averaged 2.4 points in 85 games, Rex Walters the 16th pick out of the University of Kansas averaged 4.6 points in 335 games.

Along with the others, Greg Graham the 17th pick out of Indiana University averaged 4.5 points in 207 games, Luther Wright the 18th pick of the draft out of Seton Hall University 1.3 points in 15 games, Ervin Johnson out of the University of New Orleans averaged 4.1 points in 845 games, Corie Blount the 25th pick of the draft out of the University of Cincinnati averaged 3.6 points in 644 games, Geert Hammink out of LSU averaged 1.8 points in 8 games, and Malcolm Mackey out of Georgia Tech averaged 1.5 points in 22 games. 

Seven more busts were in the 1994 draft. Eric Montross the ninth pick of the draft out of the University of North Carolina averaged 4.5 points in 465 games, Yinka Dare the 14th pick out of George Washington University averaged 2.1 points in 110 games, Eric Mobley the 18th pick out of the University of Pittsburgh averaged 3.9 points in 113 games, B.J. Tyler the 20th pick out of the University of Texas averaged 3.5 points in 55 games, Dickey Simpkins the 21st pick out of Providence College averaged 4.2 points in 327 games, Bill Curley the 22nd pick out of Boston College averaged 2.7 points in 147 games, and Brooks Thompson out of Oklahoma State University averaged 4.5 points in 168 games. 

An additional nine busts were in the 1995 draft. Shawn Respert the eighth pick of the draft out of Michigan State averaged 4.9 points in 172 games, Cherokee Parks the 12th pick of the draft out of Duke University averaged 4.4 points in 472 games, Randolph Childress the 19th pick of the draft out of Wake Forest averaged 2.4 points in 51 games, George Zidek the 22nd pick of the draft out of UCLA averaged 2.1 points in 135 games, Loren Meyer the 24th pick of the draft out of Iowa State averaged 4.6 points in 140 games, David Vaughn the 25th pick of the draft averaged 2.9 points in 118 games, Sherrell Ford the 26th pick out of the University of Illinois Chicago averaged 3.2 points in 28 games, Mario Bennett the 27th pick out of Arizona State University averaged four points in 68 games, and Greg Ostertag the 28th pick out of the University of Kansas averaged 4.6 points in 756 games. 

1996 was another bad selection year. Todd Fuller the 11th selection out of North Carolina State averaged 3.7 points in 225 games, Dontae' Jones the 21st selection out of Mississippi State averaged 2.9 points in 15 games, Roy Rogers the 22nd pick out of the University of Alabama averaged 4.8 points in 137 games, Efthimi Retnzias the 24th pick of the draft averaged 1.5 points in 35 games, Martin Muursepp the 25th pick of the draft averaged 4.7 points in 83 games, Brian Evans the 27 pick out of Indiana University averaged 3.7 points in 102 games, Priest Lauderdale the 28th pick of the draft out of Central State University averaged 3.4 points in 74 games, Travis Knight the 29th pick of the draft averaged 3.4 points in 371 games. 

What about 1997 how many busts were in that draft? The answer is seven. Adonal Foyle the eighth pick out of Colgate averaged 4.1 points in 733 games, Johnny Taylor the 17th pick out of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga averaged 4.7 points in 54 games, Scott Pollard the 19th pick of the draft out of the University of Kansas averaged 4.4 points in 506 games, the 20th pick Paul Grant out of the University of Wisconsin averaged 1.8 points in 16 games, John Thomas out of the University of Minnesota who was the 25th pick averaged 2.7 points in 208 games, Jacque Vaughn the 27th pick out of the University of Kansas averaged 4.5 points in 776 games, and Keith Booth out of the University of Maryland who was the 28th pick.  

The 1998 draft saw a total of five busts. Robert Traylor the sixth pick out of the University of Michigan averaged 4.8 points in 438 games, Michael Doleac the 12th pick out of the University of Utah averaged 4.9 points in 587 games, Bryce Drew the 16th pick out of Valparaiso averaged 4.4 points in 243 games, Brian Skinner the 22nd pick of the draft out of Baylor averages 4.8 points in 605 games, Sam Jacobson the 26th pick out of the University of Michigan averaged 4.2 points in 68 games, and Vladimir Stepina averaged 4.1 points in 270 games. 

There were another eight busts in the 1999 draft class. Aleksandar Radojevic out of Barton Community College taken as the 12th pick in the draft averaged 1.7 points in 15 games, William Avery the 14th pick of the draft averaged 2.7 points in 142 games, Frederic Weiss the 15th pick of the draft never appeared in a NBA game, the 17th pick of the draft Cal Bowdler averaged three points in 142 games, Quincy Lewis the 19th pick of the draft out of the University of Minnesota averaged 3.6 points in 159 games, Tim James the 25th pick out of the University of Miami averaged 1.6 points in 43 games, Scott Padgett the 27th pick out of the University of Kentucky averaged 4.2 points in 448 games, and Leon Smith the 28th pick of the draft averaged 2.2 points in 15 games. 

Busts 1990-1999: Dave Jamerson, Jerrod Mustaf, Duane Causwell, Tate George, Lance Blanks, Rich King, Kevin Brooks, John Turner, Leron Ellis, Shaun Vandiver, Mark Randall, Pete Chilcutt, Bobby Hurley, Scott Haskin, Doug Edwards, Rex Walters, Greg Graham, Luther Wright, Ervin Johnson, Corie Blount, Geert Hammink, Malcolm Mackey, Eric Montross, Yinka Dare, Eric Mobley, B.J. Tyler, Dickey Simpkins, Bill Curley, Brooks Thompson, Shawn Respert, Cherokee Parks, Randolph Childress, George Zidek, Loren Meyer, David Vaughn, Sherrell Ford, Mario Bennett, Greg Ostertag, Todd Fuller, Dontae' Jones, Roy Rogers, Efthimi Rentzias, Martin Muursepp, Brian Evans, Priest Lauderdale, Travis Knight, Adonal Foyle, Johnny Taylor, Scott Pollard, Paul Grant, Jacque Vaughn, Keith Booth, Robert Traylor, Michael Doleac, Bryce Drew, Brian Skinner, Sam Jacobson, Vladimir Stepania, Aleksandr Radojevic, William Avery, Frederic Weiss, Cal Bowdler, Quincy Lewis, Tim James, Scott Padgett, and Leon Smith. 

The 1990's had some of the worst drafting in terms of busts. There were great players that were drafted as well, but the decade had the biggest number in terms of busts so far. 

In 2000 there were eight busts. Joel Pryzbilla out of the University of Minnesota who was drafted number nine has averaged 4.2 points in 517 games, the 11th pick in the draft Jerome Moiso out of UCLA averaged 2.7 points in 145 games, Mateen Cleaves the 14th pick out of Michigan State averaged 3.6 points in 167 games, the 24th pick Dalibor Bagaric averaged 2.6 points in 95 games, Jake Tsakalidis the 25th pick averaged 4.8 points in 315 games, Mamadou N'diaye the 26th pick out of Auburn averaged 3.8 points in 69 games, Erick Barkley the 28th pick in the draft averaged 2.9 points in 27 games, and Mark Madsen the 29th pick of the draft averaged 2.2 points in 453 games.

For 2001 there were nine busts. DeSagana Diop the eighth pick of the draft averages 2.1 points in 536 games, Kedrick Brown the 11th pick of the draft averaged 3.6 points in 143 games, Steven Hunter the 15th pick of the draft averaged 4.5 points in 400 games, the 16th pick Kirk Haston out of Indiana University averaged 1.2 points in 27 games.

Michael Bradley out of Villanova the 17th pick averaged 2.8 points in 173 games, Jason Collins the 18th pick out of Stanford has averaged 4.1 points in 596 games, Joseph Forte the 21st pick of the draft out of the University of North Carolina averaged 1.2 points in 25 games, the 22nd pick of the draft Jeryl Sasser out of Southern Methodist University averaged 2.5 points in 82 games, Brandon Armstrong the 23rd pick out of Pepperdine averaged 2.2 points in 108 games. 

The 2002 draft had seven busts. Nikoloz Tskitishvili the fifth pick averaged 2.9 points in 172 games, Marcus Haislip the 13th pick out of the University of Tennessee averaged 3.5 points in 89 games, Cutis Borchardt the 18th pick out of Stanford averaged 3.1 points in 83 games, Ryan Humphrey the 19th pick out of Notre Dame averaged 2.3 points in 85 games, Qyntel Woods out of the Northeast Community College was the 21st pick and averaged 4.1 points in 167 games, Frank Williams the 25th pick out of the University of Illinois averaged  2.9 points in 86 games, and Chris Jeffries the 27th pick out of California State University Fresno averaged 3.9 points in 72 games. 

An additional five busts came out of the 2003 draft. Reese Gaines the 15th pick of the draft out the University of Louisville averaged 1.7 points in 71 games, Troy Bell the 16th pick out of Boston College averaged 1.8 points in six games, Zarko Cabarkapa the 17th pick averaged 4.3 points in 150 games, the 22nd pick Zoran Planinic averaged 3.8 points in 148 games, Ndudi Ebi the 26th pick averaged 2.1 points in 19 games. 

There were seven busts in the 2004 draft. Rafael Araujo draft eighth out of Brigham Young University averaged 2.8 points in 139 games, Luke Jackson the 10th pick out of the University of Oregon averaged 3.5 points in 73 games, Robert Swift the 12th pick of the draft averaged 4.3 points in 97 games, Kris Humphries was the 14th pick of the draft out of the University of Minnesota averages 4.7 points in 357 games, Pavel Podkolzin the 21st pick of the draft averaged .7 points in six games, Viktor Khryapa the 22nd pick of the draft averaged 4.5 points in 143 games, Sergei Monia averaged 3 points in 26 games, and the 27th pick Sasha Vujacic has averaged 4.9 points in 409 games.

Six busts were in the 2005 draft. Fran Vasquez the 11th pick of the draft did not appear in a NBA game, the 12th pick Yaroslav Korolev averaged 1.1 points in 34 games, Julius Hodge the 20th pick out of North Carolina State averaged 1.2 points in 23 games, the 25th pick Ian Mahinimi averaged 3.8 points in 32 games, and Wayne Simien out of the University of Kansas averaged 3.3 points in 51 games. 

The 2006 may have been one of the worst drafts in NBA history it is the first group in any decade to have busts in the double digit range. Shelden Williams the fifth pick out of Duke has averaged so far 4.5 points in 244 games, the ninth pick of the draft Patrick O'Bryant has averaged 2.1 points in 90 games, Mouhamed Sene the 10th pick of the draft averaged 2.2 points in 47 games.

The list continues with Hilton Armstrong out of the University of Connecticut drafted 12th overall has averaged 3.4 points in in 224 games, Cedric Simmons out of North Carolina State has averaged 2.2 points in 75 games, Oleksiy Pecherov the 18th pick of the draft has averaged 3.9 points in 111 games, Quincy Douby the 19th pick of the draft out of Rutgers has averaged 4.1 points in 143 games, Renaldo Balkman the 20th pick has averaged 4.2 points in 199 games, Sergio Rodriguez the 27th pick has averaged 4.3 points in 285 games, Maurice Auger the 28th pick out of Michigan State has averaged two points in 78 games, Mardy Collins out of Temple University the 28th pick overall averaged 3.9 points in 189 games, and Joel Freeland did not play in the NBA.

 

For the 2007 draft the number . Acie Law the 11th pick of the draft has averaged 3.7 points in 137 games, Julian Wright the 13th pick of the draft has averaged four points per game in 179 games, Sean Williams was the 17th pick in the draft out of Boston College averaged 4.3 points in 126 games, Jason Smith the 20th pick averaged four points in 132 games, Morris Almond the 25th pick of the draft out of Rice University averaged 3.1 points in 34 games, Tiago Splitter and Petteri Koponen did not appear in a NBA game. 

In 2008 the NBA did much better in drafting players only four would be considered a bust. Joe Alexander the 8th pick of the draft averaged 4.2 points in 67 games, Alexis Ajinca the 20th pick of the draft averaged 2.2 points in 37 games, Kosta Koufos out of Ohio State averaged 3.3 points in 84 games, and JR Giddens the 30th pick of the draft has averaged 1.9 points in 38 games. 

Finally the 2009 Hasheem Thabeet the second pick of the draft out of the Univeristy of Connecticut averages 3.1 points in 68 games, Ricky Rubio the fifth selection hasn't played a game in the NBA, Gerald Henderson the 12th pick of the draft out of Duke University averages 2.6 points in 43 games, Earl Clark the 14th pick of the draft out of the Univeresity of Louisville averaged 27 points in 51 games.

Highly talked about James Johnson the 16th pick of the draft out of Wake Forest averaged 3.9 points in 65 games, Jeff Teague the 19th pick of the draft out of Wake Forest averaged 3.2 points in 71 games, Eric Maynor the 20th pick out of Virgina Commonwealth Univeresity averaged 4.7 points in 81 games, Victor Claver did not play a game in the NBA, Byron Mullens the 24th pick out of Ohio State averaged 1.1 points in 13 games, Demarre Caroll out of the University of Colorado averaged 2.9 points in 71 games, and Christian Eyenga who did not appear in a game. 

Busts from 2000-2009: Joel Przybilla, Jerome Moiso, Mateen Cleaves, Dalibor Bagaric, Jake Tsakalidis, Mamadou N'diaye, Erick Barkley, Mark Madsen, DeSagana Diop, Kedrick Brown, Steven Hunter, Kirk Haston, Michael Bradley, Jason Collins, Joseph Forte, Jeryl Sasser, Brandon Armstrong, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Marcus Haislip, Curtis Borchardt, Ryan Humphrey, Qyntel Woods, Frank Williams, Chris Jeffries, Reese Gaines, Troy BELl, Zark Cabarkapa, Zoran Planinic, Ndudi Ebi, Rafael Arajuo, Luke Jackson, Robert Swift, Kris Humphries, Pavel Podkolzin, Viktor Khryapa, Sergei Monia, Sasha Vujacic, Fran Vasquez, Yaroslav Korolev, Julius Hodge, Ian Mahinimi, Wayne Simien, Shelden Williams, Patrick O'Bryant, Cedric Simmons,  Oleksiy Pecherov, Quincy Douby, Renaldo Balkman, Maurice Auger, Mardy Collins, Joel Freeland, Acie Law, Julian Wright, Sean Williams, Jason Smith, Morris Almond, Tiago Splitter, Petteri Koponen, Joe Alexander, Alexis Ajinca, Kosta Koufos, JR Giddens, Hasheem Thabeet, Ricky Rubio, Gerald Henderson, Earl Clark, Jeff Teague, Eric Maynor, Victor Claver, Byron Mullens, Demarre Caroll, and Christian Eyenga. 

 

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