Draymond Green is one of those individuals where you don’t want to temper or contain his energy, passion, and grit; you want to unleash it upon whoever he’s playing. The Saginaw, Michigan native was ranked as one of the five best players coming out of high school in 2008, and he enrolled at Michigan State University to play hoops under legendary head coach Tom Izzo.
By 2012, Green was the Big 10 Player of the Year and a Consensus first-team All-American. Still, nearly every team in the NBA passed on drafting him the first time around, as he was eventually taken in the 2nd round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Every team’s loss has clearly been Golden State’s gain.