Bobby Hurley and Jay Williams: From Duke Standouts To NBA Injured List

September 5th, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
Duke University has a reputation for producing a countless number of superstar college basketball players. Art Heyman. Johnny Dawkins. Danny Ferry. Elton Brand. J.J. Redick. The list goes on and on. 

However, the school is also known for producing several players who've failed to meet expectations in the NBA. Two prime examples are New Jersey born and bred point guards Bobby Hurley and Jason "Jay" Williams.    

Both players led the Blue Devils to at least one national championship, but unfortunately both saw their pro careers cut short due to their involvement in near-fatal accidents.  

Following a stellar career at Jersey City's St. Anthony High School where he played for his father Bob Sr., Hurley arrived at Duke in 1989.

As a freshman, he started all 38 games and set the school's single-season assist record with 288. He also helped the Blue Devils pull off a 29-9 record and advance to the 1990 NCAA championship game.

Hurley would later team with future NBA All-Stars Christian Laettner and Grant Hill to power Duke to back-to-back national titles in 1991 and 1992 over UNLV and the Michigan "Fab Five" r ...

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