Pick/Year: No. 5/1999
School: Picayune Memorial (HS) (MS)
Team: Indiana Pacers (via Toronto)
Players passed over: Shawn Marion, Metta World Peace, Manu Ginobili
Stats (years in the league): 5.5 PPG 2.2 RPG 0.6 BPG (1999-2006, 2009-2010)
Aside from the 2002 season, when he'd play a career-high 78 games, Jonathan Bender would only manage to make 184 appearances during seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers, and one with the Knicks during an ill-fated comeback attempt in 2008. In terms of high school players who failed to make the leap to the NBA, Bender is a poster child. Even when he wasn't hurt, the center from Mississippi was just plain ineffective and quickly became stuck to the bench behind players like Jermaine O'Neal, Metta World Peace, and Brad Miller.