Biggest Busts in team history

David Booker

No doubt. After he proclaimed that he would take the 49ers to the Final Four in his freshman year and then go straight to the NBA, and then show up with absolutely ZERO skills, no one comes even close. He was also rated the #1 center in the country right?

The higher the expectations, the bigger the bust. He’s in a class all by himself.

Which is exactly why I put Beasley at #1. He was one of the top recruits in the country and we had him committed here for a year and a half. Then we lose him. So to me that is a huge bust especially with the fact that he has been so incredible.

Also the four losses in a row was a total bust too.

David Booker

I don’t think anybody had that high of expectations for him.

I don't think anybody had that high of expectations for him.

Read the old threads. That guy was way over-hyped.

At the time we recruited him…Tory Reed was one of the highest rated recruits we had ever landed and he turned out to be borderline useless. My list would be:

1- Tory Reed
2- Martin Iti
3- Carlos “The Next Colson” Williams

Players like Booker, Helliwell and Best were all late grabs for a reason…so I don’t consider them busts…just disappointments…I call them good late catch gambles that just didn’t pan out.

Read the old threads. That guy was way over-hyped.

Really? Wow, he had to have been one of the worst players we have had in my four years.

Really? Wow, he had to have been one of the worst players we have had in my four years.

In his high school playoffs, he was dropping like 30/40 points per game his senior year, and I believe he was state POY wherever he was from. He shouldve been good.

In his high school playoffs, he was dropping like 30/40 points per game his senior year, and I believe he was state POY wherever he was from. He shouldve been good.

In Mississippi… TNA could drop 30/40 ppg against that competition.

In Mississippi..... TNA could drop 30/40 ppg against that competition.

TNA couldn’t drop 3 or 4 against me.

TNA couldn't drop 3 or 4 against me.

Neither could David Booker.

Pino Pipes? With a name like that I was sure he was going to come in and light things up!

Pino was too busy bouncing at Leather and Lace to work on his game. And as he found out, a scholarship and a job don’t mix.

[QUOTE=49timesthelovin;311713]In Mississippi… TNA could drop 30/40 ppg against that competition.[/QUOTE]

I went to an Ole Miss football game the year Booker was a freshman. I told a guy I met that we landed Booker.
He told me not to be excited because “being the player of the year in Mississippi is like being a great hockey player in Texas.”

I held no expectations for Booker after that.

Mine has got to be Iti. Tory was not good, but Martin had hype for 2 years before he arrived.

Tintin

It certainly wasn’t Malik El-Tamar

This was kind of the direction or thoughts I was having in the thread I started in the recruiting forum about the highest rated player.

  1. Tory Reed - him over everybody else because he was a 4 year player
  2. Martin Iti - didn’t get first for me because he was only a 2 year player and he was over hyped by ourselves, the hype around the country was not as much as we gave him
  3. Carlos Williams - only a one year player

Who was the kid Jeff Mullins recruited back in the early 90’s who turned out to be legally blind in one eye after he arrived on campus?

Who was the kid Jeff Mullins recruited back in the early 90's who turned out to be legally blind in one eye after he arrived on campus?

hahaha, that made me think of this:

TNA couldn't drop 3 or 4 against me.

Bring it, Feltis. I’d drop at LEAST 5 on you.

[QUOTE=ChampNiner;311726]It certainly wasn’t Malik El-Tamar[/QUOTE]

clt could not agree more.

Slim Duncan, Scored 25pts on John Salley as a freshman in a game at Ga Tech, never developed from there
Rode the bench his last three years. Great guy though!!

[QUOTE=Normmm;311728]
2. Martin Iti - didn’t get first for me because he was only a 2 year player and he was over hyped by ourselves, the hype around the country was not as much as we gave him

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I disagree, we believed the hype coming from recruiting experts and even Iti himself. Any player who says that he will take a team to the Final Four in his freshman year and then go pro, better be a damn good player. Iti was far from a good player.

Thanks to Iti experience, I will never look at recruiting the same again.