Joseph Forte (North Carolina)
Joe Forte’s NBA career was so forgettable, it’s easy to lose track of how good he was in his two seasons at North Carolina. In his freshman season, Forte earned the 2000 ACC Rookie of the Year — and in 2001, he was voted ACC Player of the Year. In one matchup against hated rival Duke, Forte single handedly led the Tarheels to a 85-83 victory, finishing with 24 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists… Impressed by his flashes of brilliance, the Boston Celtics selected Forte with the 21st-overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.
Unfortunately, Forte got off to a rocky start with the coaching staff, and things never panned out. Aside from his awful play on the court, Forte made some questionable decisions off the court — once famously showing up to a game wearing a Lakers jersey! After one miserable season with the Celtics, and another with the Seattle Supersonics, Forte was out of the NBA by age 22.