9. DeMar DeRozan (USC)
Growing up on the rough streets of one of Los Angeles’ most notorious suburbs (Compton), DeMar DeRozan became a McDonald’s All-American playing for Compton High School. After passing up a scholarship to play at North Carolina to instead enroll at nearby USC, DeRozan was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team during his lone season with the Trojans.
The Toronto Raptors would go on to make DeRozan the 9th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and over the next few years, DeRozan would go on to become one of the best shooting guards in the Eastern Conference, being named to the All-Star game four times between 2014 and 2018.