8. Evan Turner (2010)
After a highly successful high school basketball career in Chicago, forward Evan Turner was recruited by several schools in the Big 10 Conference, but eventually chose to play at Ohio State.
Turner led the the Buckeyes to winning the 2008 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as a freshman, and after showing significant signs of promise as a sophomore, Turner became a bona fide college basketball star as a junior during the 2009-2010 season.
By the end of the year, Turner swept virtually every single award available to college basketball players, and was named a First-Team All-American and the Big Ten Conference Male Athlete of the Year.