Year selected: 2001
Draft pick: 1st overall
Team: Washington Wizards
High School: Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Georgia)
Michael Jordan’s prominence as a player hasn’t translated to his executive responsibilities. After watching Brown workout, the then-president of basketball operations insisted that Washington draft him out of high school. The Wizards did, passing on Pau Gasol and Tyson Chandler, and gave the inconsistent center a four-year, $17.3 million rookie scale contract.