Class of 2001 - The Most Disappointing HS Basketball Class Ever

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  1. lnmymind

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    My goodness...I can't remember a class with this much talent that collectively just didn't pan out for many reasons

    Rank Player Height Class Position Hometown (High School) State College
    1. Dajuan Wagner 6'2 2001 PG Camden (H.S.) NJ Memphis
    2. Kelvin Torbert 6'4 2001 2G Flint (Northwestern) MI Michigan State
    3. Eddy Curry 6'11 2001 C South Holland (Thornwood) IL NBA
    4. Terrance Ford 5'11 2001 PG Sugar Land (Willowridge) TX Texas
    5. Julius Hodge 6'6 2001 2G Bronx (St. Raymond's) NY N.C. State
    5. Carlos Hurt 6'2 2001 PG Louisville (Moore) KY Louisville
    7. Tyson Chandler 7'0 2001 C Compton (Dominguez) CA NBA
    8. Ousmane Cisse 6'8 2001 PF Montgomery (St. Jude) AL NBA
    9. Jonathan Hargett 6'0 2001 PG Ft. Washington (Nat'l. Christian) MD West Virginia
    10. David Lee 6'8 2001 PF St. Louis (Chaminade) MO Florida
    10. John Allen 6'5 2001 2G Coatesville (H.S.) PA Seton Hall
    10. Kwame Brown 6'11 2001 C Brunswick (Glynn Academy) GA NBA
    10. Josh Childress 6'6 2001 WF Lakewood (Mayfair) CA Stanford
    10. Cedric Bozeman 6'5 2001 PG Santa Ana (Mater Dei) CA UCLA
    10. Rick Rickert 6'11 2001 PF Duluth (East) MN Minnesota
    10. Maurice Williams 6'1 2001 PG Jackson (Murrah) AL Alabama
    10. Aaron Miles 6'1 2001 PG Portland (Jefferson) OR Kansas
    18. DeSagana Diop 7'0 2001 C Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA NBA
    19. Rashaad Carruth 6'4 2001 2G Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA Kentucky
    20. David Harrison 6'11 2001 C Brentwood (Academy) TN Colorado
    21. Jawad Williams 6'9 2001 WF Lakewood (St. Edward) OH
    North Carolina
    22. Brandon Bender 6'9 2001 C Louisville (Ballard) KY Louisville
    23. Dommanic Ingerson 6'3 2001 2G Santa Barbara (H.S.) CA Michigan
    24. Jason Maxiell 6'7 2001 PF Carrollton (Newman Smith) TX Cincinnati
    25. Charles Frederick 6'0 2001 PG Boca Raton (Pope John Paul II) FL Washington (football)
    26. Jamal Levy 6'9 2001 WF Homestead (Berkshire) FL Wake Forest
    27. Dwayne Mitchell 6'6 2001 2G New Orleans (John F. Kennedy) LA Auburn
    28. Andre Patterson 6'7 2001 WF Los Angeles (Westchester) CA UCLA
    29. Wayne Simien 6'8 2001 PF Leavenworth (H.S.) KS Kansas
    30. Jamal Sampson 6'11 2001 C Santa Ana (Mater Dei) CA California
    31. JaQuan Hart 6'5 2001 2G Flint (Northern) MI Michigan
    32. Daniel Ewing 6'3 2001 2G Sugar Land (Willowridge) TX Duke
    33. Alan Anderson 6'6 2001 WF Minneapolis (DeLaSalle) MN Michigan State
    34. Anthony Richardson 6'9 2001 WF Raleigh (Leesville Road) NC Florida State
    35. Elton Brown 6'8 2001 PF Newport News (Warwick) VA Virginia
    36. Pierre Pierce 6'4 2001 PG Westmont (H.S.) IL Iowa
    37. Chey Christie 6'3 2001 2G Biloxi (H.S.) MS Clemson
    38. Brandon Fuss-Cheatham 6'1 2001 PG Beaver Falls (Black Hawk) PA Ohio State
    39. Travis Diener 6'1 2001 PG Fond du Lac (Goodrich) WI Marquette
    40. Dennis Latimore 6'8 2001 PF Halstead (H.S.) KS Arizona
    40. Mario Killingsworth 6'8 2001 PF Birmingham (Central Park Christian) AL Auburn
    40. Anthony Rice 6'4 2001 2G North Clayton (College Park) GA Memphis
    43. Billy Edelin 6'3 2001 2G Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA Syracuse
    44. Ernest Shelton 6'3 2001 2G Memphis (White Station) TN Alabama
    45. Harvey Thomas 6'9 2001 PF Memphis (Hamilton) TN Georgetown
    46. Dijon Thompson 6'7 2001 2G Redondo Beach (Redondo Union) CA UCLA
    47. Jason Braxton 6'2 2001 PG Moreno Valley (Canyon Springs) CA Arizona State
    48. Najeeb Echols 6'6 2001 WF Chicago (Morgan Park) IL Missouri
    49. Chris Thomas 6'1 2001 PG Indianapolis (Pike) IN Notre Dame
    50. Wil Bynum 6'0 2001 PG Chicago (Crane) IL Arizona
    • Dajuan Wagner - showed promise early but had the worst luck ever. Bad injuries and horrible illnesses killed his career.
    • Kelvin Torbert - this dude didn't even pan out in college [​IMG]
    • Jawad Williams - role player in college...10 day contract NBA caliber player
    • Kwame Brown - [​IMG]
    • Eddy Curry - Flat out just turned to be a lazy bum. Could have been great if he put in the work.
    • Jonathan Hargett - The most difficult player I've ever had to check. Could have went pro out of HS. Was throwing the ball off the backboard in half court sets. [​IMG] Got caught getting cake from a "street agent"...NCAA banned him for life.
    • Julius Hodge - Was pretty good at State...just never developed into an NBA player
    • James White - possibly the most gifted athlete playing basketball. showed signs of being a serviceable NBA player at Cincy...but for some reason just hasn't put it all together. Currently, killing in the D-League
    • David Lee - Straight workhorse. Numbers may be inflated a bit, but still a great role playing big man. Will always have a job in the NBA. Should have been an all star this year based on numbers and position
    • Ousmane Cisse - Got drafted 2nd round after going pro out of HS...never heard from again.
    • T.J. Ford - Probably the best college career out of anyone in this class. Was supposed to be what Chris Paul is today, but more athletic. Injuries hurt his progress...still a starting caliber NBA point guard nonetheless
    • Dommanic Ingerson - Milk Carton
    • John Allen - Milk Carton
    • Wayne Simien - Knee injury derailed his progress. Never amounted to @*%% in the NBA.
    • Tyson Chandler - Never developed into the dominant big man everyone thought he would be but his combination of athleticism and defensive skills has made him alot of money.
    • Carlos Hurt - Left Louisville early and was never seen again
    • Josh Childress - Definitely not a star but was a solid NBA player. Bizarre circumstances put him in Greece but he'll back in the league probably next year.
    • Anthony Richardson - Never heard of him after Florida State.
    • Rick Rickert - This guy actually used to be #1 on various mock drafts while he was at Minnesota. Let that gas him and fell completely off. Most notable thing since then is getting punched by KG
    • David Harrison - Honestly was a lazy headcase in HS, and College. Managed to make it to the NBA with his size and talent...but as expected...fell off early.
    • Mo Williams - Unexpectedly ended up as an NBA All Star.
    • David Maxiell - Good career at Cincy...great NBA role player despite being undersized.
    • Pierre Pierce - [​IMG]
    • Rashaad Carruth - [​IMG]
    • Emeka Okafor - Wasn't ranked in the top 100 let alone top 50...ended up being the best player in this class.
     
  2. pharelfor3

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    wow that class was lame. reminds me of the PG class of 2005
     
  3. swyftdahoe

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    I'd disagree about Emeka being the best player in this class. Dude puts up the most underwhelming 20 and 10's sometimes. I'm a big fan too.He's barely any better now as compared to his rookie season.
     
  4. proshares

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    I always thought Wayne would be a servicable player went MIA drafted him.
     
  5. scuse7

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    Edelin

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  6. jamesonnt

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    InMyMind, what's the full story on Hargett?

    Dude is like an urban legend.
     
  7. kiddin like jason

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  8. acbboyz84

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    These cats should thanks god everyday that they made it to the NBA.
     
  9. casperjr

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    man i remember that year i really had hope that the bulls was bac on smj
     
  10. lnmymind

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    Basically...he and his mom were getting SERIOUS cake from a local "street agent/leech" type of dude with the understanding that he wasrepresent Jon when he turned PRO. I'm not 100% positive on this next part but Gale Catlett (WVU coach at the time) knew all about it and other shadybusiness going down within the program and he ended up resigning after Jon's first year. When Dale Dakich came in, he was approached by the "streetagent/leech" dude and tried to regulate %@%$ about the direction of the team and Jon's agenda. Dakich dropped the dime to the Athletic Director andquit before the year even started...investigation ensues...4 dudes get kicked off the team...Jon gets banned for life. Tried to come back with Virginia Unionbut the NCAA denied his re-instatement. Travled as a "street baller" up and down the east coast for a while and ended up putting his name in the 05draft and worked out for several teams but of course didn't get drafted due to his background. Ended up in the CBL...ABA...IBL one of them amateur leaguesand was putting in work before the league folded. Somewhere along that time frame he sustained a major knee injury...never been heard from SINCE. None of uswho played with him ever stayed in contact with him and we don't know where he is. Neither do the coaches.
     
  11. gobucksbc

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    [​IMG] at me for it taking me a minute to figure out who Terrance Ford was. Inever knew that was his first name.
     
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  12. parada45

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    WOW st8 bums
     
  13. worldbeefreeg

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    So much potential, so little results.
     
  14. jville819

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    Julius Hodge was sick in college, but if he had some weight on him it woulda been over
     
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  16. dacomeup

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    Wow, that draft class just had some HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE luck.
     
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    James White [​IMG]
    dude can fly

    he was on the Spurs roster for a lil bit
     
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    [​IMG] It's Jason, and hes a future star (yes hometeambiased)
     
  19. slimcharliebrown

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    I remember reading an article I think posted here about Hargett and how he was killing in Pro Am's and summer leagues and stuff like that. I guess he hurthis knee after. Everyone used to say how he was the best and most gifted player out of that class. Ousmanne Cisse was on the Raptors summer league squad awhile ago, I remember Slam had a story on him about how he was just a beast and would get like 20 blocks a game.
     
  20. doublejs07

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    [​IMG] that's a blast from the past...

    dude wasn't there mentally....SO much talent...horrible decisions off the court tho [​IMG]
     
  21. lavious

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    for real, there's guys who fall off in every class...but this was just crazy.

    ...never knew the full hargett story....
     
  22. lnmymind

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    Easily...it honestly was a toss up between him and Wagner in that class. Til this day...I haven't seen anyone do that !%%# I used to seeHargett pull off in games. He used to pull off some unreal !%%#.
     
  23. osh kosh bosh

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    The Charlotte Bobcats largely ignore Emeka on offense and I have no idea why. It's not like he is a bad offensive player as it turns out playing with abunch of chuckers like, DJ, Felton, and Adam Morrison hinders your development offensively.
     
  24. rudolph1996

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    LOL... dont even recognize half the names on that list...
     
  25. ThaxbyChamblis

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    What a +%#!@%% Head Case he was.

    And the thing about Ju Hodge, was that....He wasn't really Great at any 1 particular thing. And w/ him being a tweener, he needed to br really good at somepart of his game, and he wasn't. He also wasn't overly athletic. Not to mention the fact that he got shot.