Joe Smith: 1995, Pick #1
Coming out of the University of Maryland, few would have believed Joe Smith would someday end up on this list. The 6-foot-10 forward was a two-time All-American for the Terrapins, and the Naismith College Player of the Year as a sophomore. He skipped his last two years of school, and was taken #1 overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Golden state Warriors.
After Smith expressed his desire to return to the east coast, the Warriors feared a situation similar to what they went through with Chris Webber (the player leaving town in free agency and getting nothing in return), Golden State traded Smith to the 76ers. Over the next 13 seasons, Smith bounced around 12 different teams, never realizing his immense talent.
NBA Resume: 10.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game