Pick/Year: No. 1/1995
Team: Golden State Warriors
Players passed over: Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse
Stats (years in the league): 10.0 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.0 APG (1995-2011)
It's hard to begrudge a guy too much when he's able to last 16 seasons in the league, no matter how unspectacular they may have been. An accomplishment like that takes hard work, an awareness of your role as a player, and at least some amount of skill. However, it's a lot easier to fault him when he was No. 1 overall pick, and was selected ahead of other power forwards like KG and Sheed. Smith's game was as plain as his name, failing to ever display the grittiness or versatility of players like Garnett or Wallace. Smith would end up setting one notable record during his playing days, though: he played for 12 teams, tied for the most all-time with Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, and Tony Massenburg. He was never able to dominate in the L like he did for Maryland.