Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Throwback: Top Terps Series - NBA Draft

I've decided to do a Tuesday and Thursday Throwback for all Top Terps Draft picks in the 1st and 2nd Round of the NBA draft (since the NBA has only had 2 rounds for some time now - 1989 to be exact, and doing two per Throwback day comes out just right leading up to the draft).

So without further ado, here's our first Top Terp draft pick, and our most recent one (need a hook in there for some of you "new school-ers") the first of whom also happens to have been a 5-time NBA All Star and 2-time NBA Coach of the Year, both COY honors coming with the Baltimore/Washington Bullets franchise.  Our initial Terps 1st round pick was Gene Shue, #3 overall.

For his career, Gene averaged 14.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, and 3.7 apg.

Gene was a local product from Baltimore, MD, and starred at Towson Catholic HS. Here's a good, quick history of Gene's career from a 2009 Baltimore Sun Article by Mike Klingaman:

Next, our most recent Terps 1st/2nd round draft pick is Jordan Williams.  Jordan was an 85th rated (Rivals) 4-star recruit coming out of Torrington HS in Connecticut. Williams exceeded expectations by becoming a top 3 ACC center by the end of his Sophomore season.  The rest, as they say, is history - recent history, so no need to belabor Jordan's choice to enter his name into the 2011 NBA draft to later become a 2nd round pick of the NJ Nets, #36 overall.

I would like to revisit a video from a happier time:

No comments:

Post a Comment