How about this guy, Jeremy Lin?
For those of you who have not been witness to Linsanity, here's the scoop: undrafted out of Harvard (after receiving zero Division I scholarship offers upon leading his high school to the California state title), Lin was cut by the Golden State Warriors during the preseason to make room for a free agent center. He's picked up by the Houston Rockets, only to be cut again the eve of the season opener. The New York Knicks then claim him off waivers, but doesn't see much playing time as the third-string point guard. The Knicks sent Lin to the D-League a few weeks ago; after he scored a triple-double in his first game, the Knicks called him back.
Anyway, last Saturday, Lin experienced his first significant playing time for the Knicks against the New Jersey Nets; coming off the bench, he led the Knicks with 25 points. He started at point guard Monday versus the Utah Jazz, and scored 28 points. In Washington on Wednesday, Lin scored a double-double against the Wizards: 23 points, 10 assists. Finally, against the Los Angeles Lakers on national television Friday night, he has his best performance yet, scoring 38 points.
This week, Jeremy Lin has averaged 28.5 points and 8 assists per game. The Knicks have won four consecutive games, and have played themselves back into playoff contention, despite losing Carmelo Anthony to a groin injury, despite Amare Stoudemire being inactive after the death of his brother, and despite their expected starting point guard, Baron Davis, still not having played this season due to a back injury. The question now, I suppose, is how long can Jeremy Lin keep this up?