18. Shavlik Randolph
Years Played: 2002-05
NCAA Accomplishments: Averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks and helped Duke reach one Final Four
NBA Career: Averaged 2.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.3 assists during five seasons in the league [Ed. Note: He recently signed a 10-day contract with the Celtics after playing overseas for nearly three years.]
Back in 2002, just about everyone in the state of North Carolina thought that Randolph, a two-time high school All-American, was headed to NC State. After all, his late grandfather Ronnie Shavlik played for the Wolfpack back in the 1950s and had his No. 84 retired by the school. As a boy, Randolph had also worked as a ball boy for the N.C. State team, so the thought was that he'd be a part of the 'Pack. But, he changed his mind towards the end of the recruiting process and decided to go to Duke instead, which made him Public Enemy No. 1 to Wolfpack fans. But, it actually may have worked out for the best for N.C. State, as Randolph was injured for the majority of his Duke career and was later called the "Biggest Recruiting Bust" of the 2000s by Sports Illustrated.