RUSSELL WESTBROOK, 2006: NO. 137
A high three-star prospect in high school, Russell Westbrook thrived over two seasons at UCLA, earning Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore, and reaching the Final Four each year in college.
As a freshman, Westbrook played backup to current Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison. He then earned the starting job in his second year, when he formed a nasty tandem with Kevin Love that got UCLA within two games of a national title.
Some of the players ranked ahead of Westbrook, the 2017 league MVP, in high school include Brandan Wright, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington, which shows just how inexact of a science recruiting can be.