6. Greg Graham (1993: Round 1 Pick 17)
Graham was originally from Indianapolis and stayed at home for his collegiate ball with the Hoosiers, arriving on campus in 1989. A talented shooting guard who had impressed at the high school level, Graham developed into a top-level scorer across the next four seasons at Indiana.
He was actually just under double-digit points a game as a freshman, but built up to 16.5 points and 2.9 assists a game by his senior season. Not only was he named First Team All-Big Ten, but he was also Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year that season.
Graham’s NBA career was largely uninspiring after the Philadelphia 76ers took him with the 17th pick in 1993. He played minor minutes for two-plus seasons for the 76ers, but never averaged more than 5 points a game in a season in his 5-year career. He saw time with three other franchises, with his 1995-96 campaign standing out the most, shooting 39% from long range.
He was a decent rotation piece but never blossomed into much of a star in the NBA. He was a valuable piece for Knight and the Hoosiers, but his game didn’t translate into the professional level on either side of the ball. Graham wasn’t bad by any means, he just never found his place. A few years later, Graham would end up returning to his home state and getting into high school coaching.