14. Mike Conley (Ohio State)
Heading into the 2006-2007 NCAA basketball season, everything conversation about Ohio State basketball was seemingly about 5-star mega-recruit Greg Oden, whom people projected to be an evolutionary Patrick Ewing.
But even with Oden missing a good portion of the first part of the season with a wrist injury, Conley led the nation in assists, and helped lead the Buckeyes to the final game of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
After leaving Columbus, having been selected with the 4th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, the argument can become the most important player in the franchise’s history.