10. Blake Griffin (2009)
Long before he was dunking over cars or making commercials for basically any company that paid him, forward Blake Griffin was the highest-rated recruit ever to enroll at the University of Oklahoma; luckily for the Sooners, Griffin chose to stay locally, after winning four Oklahoma state basketball titles.
While his successful rookie season in Norman was cut short due to injuries (stop us if you’ve heard that before about Griffin), as a sophomore, Griffin swept all six of the national player of the year awards for college basketball players, averaging 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
His 504 rebounds in one year fell short of the record set by Larry Bird in 1979, and his 14.4 rebounds per game fell just short of Tim Duncan’s all-time mark in 1997 (14.7).