Kawhi Leonard: 2011, Round 1, Pick #15
Kawhi Leonard was a top 50 recruit who chose his own path, heading to San Diego State in the MWC to ply his trade. Leonard was drafted in the middle of the first round, and few people batted an eye when the Pacers sent Leonard to San Antonio for veteran point guard George Hill.
A few years later, Kawhi was guarding LeBron James in the NBA Finals, leading the Spurs dynasty to one last title and locking up both LeBron and a Finals MVP trophy. Now he’s back in the Finals for a third time, trying to do it again.
Notable Achievements: 1x champion, 1x Finals MVP, 3x All NBA, 3x All Star, 2x Defensive Player of the Year, 5x All Defense