3. Rusty LaRue, Point Guard
A position that never really excelled for the Bulls during the Jordan years, but always had someone serviceable was at point guard. The Bulls usually had someone like Ron Harper manning the point guard position, and it definitely got the job done. But the Bulls never had a perennial All-Star like Jordan, Scottie Pippen, or Dennis Rodman, manning the point guard position.
And to fill the depth need at one point during the 1997-98 regular season, the Bulls turned to a former Wake Forest Demon Deacons two-sport athlete and 6-foot-2 point guard Rusty LaRue. There are weird connections for LaRue back to his days at Wake Forest. He was a starting quarterback for the Demon Deacons in the mid-1990’s.
At one point, LaRue was the quarterback to a young standout tight end/wide receiver who would spend most of his NFL career with the Chicago Bears, sixth round 1999 draft pick Desmond Clark. He would also play his college hoops at Wake with the likes of San Antonio Spurs legendary power forward Tim Duncan, during the 1995-96 season.
However, the three year that LaRue spent with the Bulls were anything but memorable. The most games that he played in one season with the Bulls in the three years that he spent in the Windy City was 43. During the 1997-98 season, he played in 14 games and was a rookie. He averaged 3.5 points per game, 0.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists, and 0.2 steals, while shooting 40.8 percent from the field in his 14 games with the Bulls.