5. Joel Embiid — 2014
Joel Embiid has played only 150 NBA games, but we can already list him among the best Kansas draft picks ever. Embiid is already a two time All Star and looks certain to make his second All NBA team as he leads the Philadelphia 76ers back to the playoffs.
Embiid was the crown jewel from years of Philadelphia tanking, which earned him the nickname The Process. He’s averaging 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists in the NBA and, as long as those knees stay healthy, looks like a player who will only rise up this list as his career moves forward.