STEPHEN CURRY, 2006: NO. 263
An undersized pure point guard coming out of high school, Stephen Curry ended up attending Davidson College after being ranked the 263rd-best player in his recruiting class.
Of course, what everyone remembers from Curry’s recruitment was the fact that Virginia Tech, the school Dell Curry, his father, put on the map, and the school the younger Curry also wanted to attend, opted not to offer him a scholarship (they did offer him as a walk-on). Obviously, we all know how that story ended. Curry blossomed into a collegiate star, leading Davidson to the Elite Eight in 2008, while the Hokies made the NCAA Tournament just once during Curry’s time in college.
To be fair, though, we can’t just knock Virginia Tech about that, since just about every other major program also passed on recruiting Curry.
In hindsight, not a great decision by those schools, just passing on a future two-time NBA league MVP.