Bouncing from hardwood to felt tables

Ex-Texas Tech and Gonzaga basketball player graduated to pro poker circuit

Updated: July 8, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

That TV commercial the NCAA likes so much, the one about there being over 400,000 student-athletes, and almost all of them will be going pro in something other than sports?

Yeah, well, Nathan Doudney isn't who the NCAA had in mind.

Doudney played two years of basketball under Bob Knight at Texas Tech, got fed up with Knight's style, transferred and spent two years on the squad at Gonzaga. He was a pretty decent ballplayer, specializing in the 3-point shot.

He once dropped ...

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