20. Carmelo Anthony (2003)
Baltimore basketball legend Carmelo Anthony passed on the chance to play hoops at the University of North Carolina, instead going to Syracuse University to play for Jim Boeheim.
In his lone season at Syracuse, Anthony averaged 22.2 points and 10 rebounds, and paired guard Gerry McNamara to lead the Orangemen to their first-ever National Championship. Anthony was named both the Big East Conference Freshman of the Year, and later the Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 NCAA Tournament.