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Nets Tournament Histories - 2010

March 18, 2010

Nets in the NCAA

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.Now that the 2009 Men's Basketball Tournament is under way, it's time to take a look back and see how the current Nets fared during their college days. Five current Nets hail from schools in this year's Tournament: Devin Harris (Wisconsin), Chris Quinn (Notre Dame), Terrence Williams (Louisville), Keyon Dooling (Missouri) and Kris Humphries (Minnesota).


Tony Battie (Texas Tech)
Reached the Tournament once in three years at Texas Tech (1995-97), earning a berth in the Sweet 16, where the Red Raiders lost to Georgetown.

Josh Boone (Connecticut)
Played in the NCAA Tournament three times (2004-06), winning a National Championship in 2004, beating Georgia Tech. Boone also reached the Elite 8 in 2006, losing to Cinderella team George Mason, and the second round in 2005, losing to NC State.

Keyon Dooling (Missouri)
Played in the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and 2000, losing each time in the first round. Defeats came at the hands of New Mexico (1999) and UNC (2000).

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Memphis)
Appeared in the Tournament all three seasons at Memphis (2006-2008), culminating with a loss in the National Final to Kansas in 2008. Douglas-Roberts' teams twice previously reached the Elite 8, falling to UCLA (2006) and Ohio State (2007).

Devin Harris (Wisconsin)
Played in the NCAA Tournament during all three seasons at Wisconsin (2002-2004), making the Sweet 16 once (2003) and the second round twice (2002, 2004). The second-round loss in '02 was to eventual National Champion Maryland.

Trenton Hassell (Austin Peay)
Austin Peay didn't reach the NCAA Tournament during Hassell's three seasons (1999-2001).

Jarvis Hayes (Georgia)
Transferred to Georgia after playing his freshman season at Western Carolina and made the NCAA Tournament in 2002, averaging 28.5 points as the Bulldogs were upset in the second round by 11th-seeded Southern Illinois.

Kris Humphries (Minnesota)
Minnesota didn't reach the NCAA Tournament during Humphries only season with the Golden Gophers (2003-04).

Yi Jianlian (N/A)
Played in China.

Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky)
Led the Hilltoppers to the Sweet 16 in 2008, the first time they'd done so in Lee's four years. He averaged 20.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in the team's three games.

Brook Lopez (Stanford)
Reached the Tournament in each of two seasons at Stanford (2006-08), advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2008 after a first-round defeat by Louisville the previous season.

Chris Quinn (Notre Dame)
Played into the Sweet 16 as a sophomore in 2003, the only year the Fighting Irish made the Tournament during Quinn's four seasons.

Bobby Simmons (DePaul)
Made the Tournament once (2000), losing to Kansas in the first round.

Terrence Williams (Louisville)
Played in the Tournament three teams in four years at Louisville (2005-09), twice reaching the Elite 8, losing to eventual champion North Carolina during his junior year.

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