9. Salim Stoudamire
Salim Stoudamire was once the most feared shooter in college basketball. Leading the Arizona Wildcats from 2001 to 2005, Stoudamire shot 41.5 percent or better from beyond the arc in each of his four seasons at Arizona.
Stoudamire finished his time at Arizona with a career slash line of .471/.458/.870.
What may have been most impressive about Stoudamire was the fact that he improved with each passing season. His scoring numbers went up in consecutive years, with his senior season boasting career-best numbers all around. Stoudamire finished the 2005 season with an average of 18.4 points on a slash line of .504/.504/.910. That’s 50.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc on 6.6 attempts per game.
Stoudamire was selected with a second round draft choice by the Atlanta Hawks later that year. After spending three years with the Atlanta Hawks, it was clear that shooting wasn’t enough for the 6’1″ shooting guard to get by on.
As his percentages dipped, his minutes followed. Stoudemire last played an NBA game during the 2007-08 season.
Stoudamire was in the D-League in 2010 and 2011 with the Idaho Stampede and Reno Bighorns, respectively. Since then, Stoudamire has attempted to play in Italy with Banca Tercas Teramo, but failed his physical. Per A.J. Mitnick of Sheridan Hoops, Stoudamire was recently training with a D2 team in Italy.
10. Delonte West
Delonte West has found a rather significant level of success at both the NCAA and NBA level. His most significant level of achievement came during the 2003-04 college basketball season.
While playing for St. Joseph’s, West averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He also posted a slash line of .510/.412/.892.
Most important of all, West and Jameer Nelson led the Hawks to an undefeated regular season. They earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and made an appearance in the Elite Eight.
It was the first time St. Joseph’s had made an Elite Eight appearance since 1981.
From there, West declared for the 2004 NBA draft and was selected 24th overall by the Boston Celtics. West has since spent eight years in the league and was expected to play in 2012-13.
Unfortunately, West was released by the Dallas Mavericks after being suspended twice before the season had even begun.
West signed with the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, but later refused to report after owner Mark Cuban stated the Mavs would not re-sign him. It is unclear where West plans on going next.
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