Danny Granger: 2005, Round 1, Pick #17
If the Pacers draft a rangy wing in the middle of the first round, we really ought to start paying attention — see also Kawhi Leonard and Paul George above.
Danny Granger was so unheralded he began his college career in Bradley before transferring to New Mexico, a rare four year college starter before heading pro.
Granger went on to become an All Star and Most Improved Player for Indiana before injuries derailed his career.
Notable Achievement: 1x All Star, 2009 Most Improved Player