13. Kevin Durant (2007)
Considered to be the second-best college basketball recruit in the nation behind only big man Greg Oden, Kevin Durant was the MVP of the 2006 McDonald’s All-American Game and the best player in the basketball-rich Washington, D.C. area coming out of high school.
After enrolling at the University of Texas, Durant averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists as a freshman, and put up 30 points and nine rebounds in the Longhorns’ loss against USC in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Durant still went on to win the John R. Wooden Award and Naismith College Player of the Year Award.