Bud Mackey is the poster boy for wasted talent. He was a high school standout and nationally ranked recruit at Scott County when he was arrested for crack cocaine in 2007. From there, he continued to spiral downward into a life of crime and today he met his fate. Bud Mackey was sentenced to over 15 years in prison – 10 1/2 years for robbery, theft, and trafficking, and 5 more years for violating probation.
What a sad, sad ending for a kid with tremendous potential on the court. He was on his way to a college basketball career at Indiana and now he’ll spend the better part of his life behind bars.