4. Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse)
In his lone season at Syracuse, Carmelo Anthony averaged 22.2 points and 10 rebounds, and paired guard Gerry McNamara to lead the Orangemen to their first-ever National Championship. Anthony was named both the Big East Conference Freshman of the Year, and later the Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 NCAA Tournament.
Most people were dumbfounded when Anthony fell to the #3 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, as it was no secret that he was bound for stardom. While many will point to his lack of playing in an NBA Championship and the numerous seasons he missed the playoffs as blemishes on his overall career resume, the fact remains that during his 17 years in the NBA, there were few players who were more gifted scorers than Anthony.