Tag Archive: Obscure NBA Players

We Like Obscure NBA Players: Tony Smith

(PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images.) Y’all guys remember Tony Smith, right? He played four years at Marquette University and the Los Angeles Lakers picked him in the second round (51st overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. Smith hardly played at the…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Tony Brown

(PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images.) So you know Tony Brown as the interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. But some of you may not know that he played in the NBA. (PHOTO CREDIT: BasketballPhoto.Com.) Brown was picked in the fourth…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Greg Grant

(PHOTO CREDIT: Tom O’Dell/The Signal from The College of New Jersey.) We had featured Greg Grant before but as part of a group, not as an individual. Greg Grant stood 5’7″ and we all know it’s NEARLY impossible for a…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Derrick Alston

(PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images.) Derrick Alston had an excellent four-year stay at Duquesne University. He averaged 16.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his career there. The Philadelphia 76ers drafted him in the second round in 1994 with the…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Eric Mobley

(PHOTO CREDIT: CheckOutMyCards.) Eric Mobley was picked in the first round (18th overall) in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks after three good years playing in Pittsburgh. Mobley was the second pick by the Bucks in that draft…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Don Reid

(PHOTO CREDIT: Deseret News.) Don Reid was the last pick in the 1995 NBA Draft (58th overall) after four years at Georgetown. Reid was picked by the Detroit Pistons and made the team. He was thrust into the starting line-up…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Francisco Elson

(PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Slocum/AP.) Francisco Elson was drafted in the second round (pick #41) by the Denver Nuggets in the 1999 NBA Draft after playing a couple of years at Cal Berkeley. But Elson didn’t play for the Nuggets until…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Tim Perry

(PHOTO CREDIT: AP.) Tim Perry had an excellent college basketball career at Temple (he won the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award) that he was chosen 7th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He wasn’t…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Adam Keefe

(PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images.) Adam Keefe was highly touted coming out of college. He went to Stanford and was second team All-American for two seasons. In his senior year, he averaged 25.3 points and 12.2 boards. The Atlanta Hawks selected…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Cedric Henderson

(PHOTO CREDIT: Check Out My Cards.) Cedric Henderson seemed to come out of nowhere early on in his NBA career. He was picked in the second round (45th overall) after four years at Memphis. There were more heralded rookies in…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Sidney Lowe

(PHOTO CREDIT: Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images) While NOT the most obscure in basketball circles as he was the point guard of the 1983 NCAA champs, the North Carolina State Wolfpack under Jim Valvano… he didn’t have a much heralded NBA…
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We Like Obscure NBA Players: Danny Young

(PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images.) Danny Young played in the NBA for 10 seasons. Obviously, as you can tell with this series, Young didn’t set the world on fire but he was a contributor for playoff teams throughout his NBA career….
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