2004 – Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s)
Jameer Nelson was the big man on St. Joseph’s University’s campus from the moment he got there, as he was unanimously named the National Freshman of the Year. After averaging nearly 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game as a junior, Nelson returned for his senior year, and led the St. Joseph’s to the Elite Eight. The Orlando Magic selected Nelson with the 20th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, and he’s remained in the NBA for the last fifteen seasons. He was famously a part of the 2008-2009 Magic team that went to the NBA Finals (and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers). In February of 2018, Nelson was traded to the Chicago Bulls, as part of a deal that sent Nikola Mirotić to the New Orleans Pelicans.