Zach Randolph: 2001, Round 1, Pick #19
The pride of Marion, Indiana, Zach Randolph was plenty heralded out of high school as the #1 player in the RSCI rankings, but not many expected much in the NBA from the misshapen dude with a seeming two inch vertical.
Again, perhaps we should pay attention when Tom Izzo’s big men perform for Michigan State, no matter their shape or size.
Z-Bo would go on to become a 20–10 machine in the NBA, dominating the boards providing plenty of grit ‘n’ grind for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Notable Achievement: 1x All NBA, 2x All Star, 2004 Most Improved Player