Honorable Mention: Bobby Hurley
Bobby Hurley is much more of a “What If?” than a “Bust,” which is why he gets an honorable mention here. Something of the “Robin” to Christian Laettner’s “Batman” on the great Duke, Hurley was the point guard for the two-time National Champion Blue Devils in 1991 and 1992. He was a also a member of the USA select college team that infamously beat the Dream Team in a scrimmage prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Hurley was taken 7th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, but less than three months into his rookie season, Hurley was involved in a catastrophic car accident when a car blindsided the SUV he was sitting in. Hurley, who was not wearing seatbelt, had suffered what was referred to as “life-threatening injuries.”
Though Hurley thankfully survived, his athletic abilities were greatly diminished after that. He played four more years in the league, before retiring in 1998.