Pick/Year: No. 5/1995
School: Farragut Academy (HS) (IL)
Accolades: 1x MVP, 1x Champion, 15x All-Star, 1x Defensive Player of the Year, 9x All-NBA, 12x All-Defense, 1996 All-Rookie
The Big Ticket started the straight to the pros fad that led to the "one and done" rule. Garnett was a once-in-a-lifetime type player in his prime. However, he was drafted by the Timberwolves instead of the Spurs like his counterpart Tim Duncan. Minnesota failed to build a team around KG after they gave him the contract that drove Stephon Marbury out of town. Still, Garnett remained loyal, never requesting a trade until both parties mutually agreed to part ways in 2007 when the Celtics came knocking. Along with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, Garnett won his first championship in their first season together.