Andrew Bynum – UConn
Andrew Bynum had committed to UConn, but made the last-minute decision to enter the 2005 NBA Draft; the last season in which high school players were eligible.
The 2005-06 Huskies were so talented that they did not rank outside of the top four all season long. They also boasted six future NBA players. But Jim Calhoun’s most talented squad (arguably) did not win a championship; they never even made it to the Final Four. George Mason denied UConn of a second title in three years.
Bynum has developed into one the top centers in the NBA. Had he spent at least one season in Storrs, the combination of Josh Boone, Hilton Armstrong and Bynum would have made for a lethal frontcourt.