Nickname: The Fly
City: Brooklyn

One of the stars of the legendary book by Rick Telander, Heaven Is a Playground, The Fly is one of the more charismatic guys on this list. By the time he was a freshman in high school, Williams was 6'5" and had tremendous scoring ability. He was recruited by Austin Peay and he made the most of it. Fly scored 1,541 points and clocked 28.5 points per game during his two years there. His famous performances sold out crowds at Austin Peay's gym, eventually forcing them to build a bigger one. He had a brief ABA career that was cut short due to a robbery attempt which left him with a gunshot wound on his back and low lung capacity.