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That guy is still in college? - Big 12 Basketball Version

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Every season in college sports you will hear someone say about a certain player something to the effect of "Holy Cow (or alternate wording) how is that guy still in school" or "Didn't he graduate yet".  There always seem to be a few guys, no matter the sport, who seem like they have been playing for their respective schools longer than the normal 4 year eligibility limit.

Presented below are some former players who I thought fell into this category. Not saying I disliked any of these players just seemed like they played about 7-8 years in the Big 12.

Also who are some current players that fans may think this about?

FORMER PLAYERS WHO SEEMED TO BE IN SCHOOL FOREVER

MISSOURI TIGERS

Brian Grawer (97-01)

Leo Lyons (05-09)

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

Byron Eaton (05-09)

KANSAS JAYHAWKS

Russell Robinson (04-08)

Jeff Boschee (98-02)

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

Hollis Price (99-03)

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

Cookie Belcher (96-01)

Ryan Anderson (06-10)

TEXAS LONGHORNS

A.J. Abrams (05-09)

TEXAS A&M AGGIES

Bryan Davis (06-10)

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

Andre Emmett (00-04)

 

CURRENT PLAYERS WHO MAY FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY

He came to Manhattan with same recruiting class as Michael Beasley and with Beasley entering his 3rd NBA season and 2nd team already, seems Pullen has been in Manhattan for awhile now.

Even though CU doesn't get much attention in the Big 12 basketball world, Higgins is one of those players who everyone finds hard to believe he hasn't graduated already.

Reed is a good example of the type of player an opposing fanbase would feel like they have been watching him play for more than 4 years. He doesn't start and isn't the best player on team but he always seems to come in and hit three pointers in big games.