No. 5 Greivis Vasquez
Greivis Vasquez is one of the more polarizing guards to ever come through College Park. Vasquez was productive right off the bat when he arrived at Maryland as a freshman. During the 2006-07 season, the Venezuela native averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 assists per contest. As a sophomore, Vasquez became an even more focal part of the offense as his saw his numbers rise to 17.0 points and 6.8 assists per night.
By the time he was a senior, Vasquez was a Consensus All-American and was averaging 19.6 points a night. When his Maryland career was over, the former Montrose Christian star had finished second on the program’s all-time points list with 2,171.
After four phenomenal years at Maryland, Vasquez was drafted 28th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010 NBA Draft. The Grizzlies turned the page on Vasquez pretty quickly as he only spent a little over one season in Memphis. On Dec. 24, 2011, Vasquez was traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Quincy Pondexter.
He actually was the most productive with the Hornets as he averaged 11.6 points and 7.4 assists during his two seasons with the team. Vasquez has also spent time with the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and most recently, the Milwaukee Bucks.
He is coming off an injury-shortened campaign this past season with the Bucks, but is primed to return strong next season. While he hasn’t been a star at the NBA level, he’s been solid when he’s gotten playing time. It also can’t be overstated that Vasquez was one of the most talented players to ever call College Park home.
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