2009: Hasheem Thabeet
As a junior at the University of Connecticut, Hasheem Thabeet helped the Huskies reach the NCAA’s Final Four in 2009. While people thought he could be a modern version of Theo Ratliff, he turned out to be one of the biggest misses in the NBA Draft in years. Despite being taken with the second overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Thabeet has actually spent more time in the NBA’s Development League, and has barely been seen as good enough to stay on an NBA roster. Now here’s the kicker: Memphis passed on James Harden AND Stephen Curry, as well as DeMar Derozan, to take Thabeet. That has to hurt.