16. Marvin Williams: 2005, Pick #2
One of the original guys who came to college to fulfill their one year requirement before they headed to the NBA, Marvin Williams arrived in Chapel Hill in 2004, and helped the Tar Heels win the 2005 NCAA Championship, while being a unanimous selection to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Still, Williams’ college and subsequent NBA career was always marred by the “talent vs production” debate.
Standing 6’9 with the skills of a wing player, Williams has never really maximized all the gifts he was given by the basketball gods. To make matters worse, he’ll always be remembered as the guy whom the Atlanta Hawks took with the #2 overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, instead of point guard Chris Paul (for whom so many in Atlanta Hawks fans were clamoring, leading up to said draft).