Country: Nigeria
Drafted: 1st Overall, 1998
Team: Clippers
Stats: 8.3 PPG 6.8 RPG 0.7 APG
Seasons Played: 9
Michael Olowokandi was supposed to be one of those "one of a kind" centers that only comes around every thousand years or so. Clearly that wasn't the case. The Kandi Man took the basketball world by storm as an unknown 7-footer who played for a barely-known college called University of the Pacific. He averaged 22, 11, and 3 blocks during his senior year making him the consensus No. 1 pick of the 1994 NBA Draft. Sadly, the Clippers had the first pick and the rest is history. He was good defensively for many years and contributed to the Timberwolves run to the Western Conference Finals in 2004, but never made the impact everyone was projecting. Kareem even went so far as to call Olowokandi "uncoachable" and said, "He took his place on the list of athletically gifted washouts who have been in and out of the league in the past 10 years." Ouch.