BLAKE GRIFFIN, 2007: NO. 18
The No. 18 player in his class and a consensus five-star recruit, Blake Griffin proved the recruiting services correct after a stellar sophomore year where he earned National Player of the Year honors after averaging 22.7 points and 14.4 rebounds per contest. That season, Griffin also led Oklahoma to the Elite Eight.
Of course, recruiting rankings still aren’t perfect, as Griffin was rated lower than guys such as Anthony Randolph and Kosta Koufos coming out of high school. Still, tough to criticize the recruiting services too much with Griffin earning a five-star ranking and living up to it during his time as a Sooner.