Nolan Smith (BUST)
A “throwback” four-year player in an era where one-and-done guys were becoming the norm, guard Nolan Smith started the majority of games from his sophomore season onward, helping Duke win the National Championship in 2010 (his junior year). As a senior, Smith was named a consensus first-team All-American and the ACC Player of the Year.
After leaving Duke, the Portland Trail Blazer selected Smith with the 21st pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. But in his second season with Portland, Smith was sent down for a stint with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA’s Developmental League, and by the Fall of the same year, he headed overseas to play in the Croatian League.