Kevin Garnett – Michigan/Maryland
Garnett opened the floodgates in 1995 when he decided to go from prep school to the NBA. It was a highly-criticized decision that proved successful for KG. Garnett was the first NBA player to be drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.
Nonetheless, had Garnett gone to college, it would have been to either Michigan or Maryland. At Ann Arbor, he would have been at the beginning of the post-Fab Five era and would have played along side fellow freshman Robert “Tractor” Traylor.
At Maryland, KG would have fallen between the Joe Smith-era and before the Steve Francis and Juan Dixon years. Both teams were upset as 7-seeds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.