Photo by Thad Allender
Originally published in SLAM 113

Before he made his first NBA headline in less than ideal fashion, Darrell Arthur was a standout on the Kansas Jayhawks. After two years in Lawrence and a national championship under his belt, the 6-9 forward took his talents to the NBA, seeking to establish himself in Memphis after three quick trades bounced him around the US. He took a step in the right direction this year, starting all but 18 games for the Grizz.—Adam Fleischer