Originally Posted by Andz
Erazem Lorbek(he plays for Barcelona) to San Antonio apperantly.
Ha, I remember him from playing at Michigan St. for a year before bouncing back to Europe. He was actually part of a slew of early defectors that probably kept Sparty from being even bigger players than they were in their post title (2000) years. Jason Richardson and Zach Randolph were the most prominent of those who left early (after 2001), but you also had Lorbek (after 2003) who was a good rotational big in his one (freshman) year there and Marcus Taylor (after 2002) who won B10 POY as a sophomore and left early only to get drafted like 52nd or something and crashed out of the league in no time at all.
Sparty fans weren't used to so many early entries year after year and were just furious by the time Lorbek left. Cost of being an elite NCAA program imo. Blast from the past right here.