Dajuan Wagner, Cavaliers (2002)
Dajuan Wagner was a high school legend in the state of New Jersey, once scoring 100 points in a single game, and being considered by many to be the greatest high school player in state history. He inadvertently become one of the first “one-and-done” college basketball players — before the one-year college rule was even in place — as he played for John Calipari at the University of Memphis. In the 2002 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers took Wagner with the 6th overall pick, in what turned out to be a mostly forgettable draft. Although, at the time, it was probably difficult for Cleveland fans to “forget” the fact that their team took Wagner just a couple of picks ahead of future All Stars in Amar’e Stoudamire and Caron Butler. Wagner was forced to retire approximately three years after being drafted, due to a debilitating condition involving his colon.