How about adding high profile foreign players to the list.
Not Worth their Value
Klaudia Malenovska (Slovakia) - Long Beach St.
This was a player who:
- Had a WTA ranking high of 575.
- An ex-pro having turned 21 her freshman year
- Had a 6-3,6-1 win over 2010 NCAA champion Chelsey Gullickson
in a $25K tourney
- Had not 1 but 2 wins over Julia Cohen
in the juniors
- Cost LBS thousands in lawyer fees to appeal after being declared ineligible by NCAA
After sitting on her butt serving NCAA penalties during her freshman year Malenovska made her debut this past season. According to Form, Malenovska ran out of gas a couple times in matches, which is code for being out of shape. With all her credentials Malenovska hasn't won Big West Player of the Year, hasn't played in the NCAA singles tournament and didn't even play #1 singles on her own team. Now Malenovska is sitting on her butt again injured.
A player with Malenovska's resume going into a mid-major conference like the Big West had higher expectations coming in than the Miami Heat had coming into this NBA season. The great Hannah Grady couldn't even win 1 set in the NCAA singles tournament. The only player in Long Beach St. history to ever win a match in the NCAA singles tournament was 25 year old senior Jing Chen. Having a win over 2010 NCAA singles champ Chelsey Gullickson, Malenovska was expected to surpass Grady and at least win a match in the NCAA singles tourney, but so far Malenovska's been a bigger bust than LeBron James was against Dallas.