JOEL EMBIID, 2013: NO. 14
A Top-15 player nationally and the No. 2 center in the country, Joel Embiid had one-and-done written all over him as a high-school prospect. After choosing to attend Kansas, Embiid would go on to average 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his one year as a Jayhawk, earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors for his troubles.
While at Kansas, Embiid teamed up with the No. 1 player of the 2013 class, Andrew Wiggins, to form a nasty tandem. Unfortunately, the duo failed to make much noise in that year’s NCAA Tournament due to Embiid suffering a stress fracture in his back just before the postseason.