Career years:1955-1958
Career stats
: 16.4 PPG 17.3 RPG 5.3 APG SPG BPG
Teams: Rochester/Cincinnati Royals

There probably aren't a lot of you who know about Maurice Stokes, but in the '50s he was pretty much Dwight Howard on steroids. Just kidding about the PEDs part of that last statement. However, he did dominate three seasons for the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals and averaged an incredible 16.4 points, 17.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists, standing at only 6'7".

His career was cut extremely short when after he landed on his head during a game. He stayed in the game and a couple days later was taken to the hospital and fell into a coma. He was diagnosed with a brain injury in the form of post traumatic encephalopathy that left him paralyzed and eventually took his life in 1970. Had he stayed healthy, Stokes would've eventually teamed up with Oscar Robertson to form one of the greatest 1-2 punches in NBA history.