Gilbert Arenas (2001)
Gilbert Arenas played for two seasons under Lute Olson at the University of Arizona, being named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and then First-team All-Pac 10 in his two seasons of college hoops. After his second season in Tucson, in which the Wildcats advanced all the way to the 2001 NCAA Tournament Finals, Arenas declared for the NBA Draft. In what was a shock to many observers, Arenas fell to the early second round of the 2001 NBA Draft, being selected 31st overall.
After being drafted by the Golden State Warriors, Arenas wore the number “0” as retribution to detractors who said he would never play in the NBA (or would play zero minutes in his NBA career). Though his NBA career would end in a rather bumpy manner, Arenas was a three-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA selection, becoming one of the more exciting guards in the NBA while with the Washington Wizards.