Draft no.: 1st overall
Draft year: 1972
Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Twenty-two year-old LaRue Martin had a buzz around him during draft time in 1972 after a great college career at Loyola University. But Martin couldn’t live up to expectations, and is considered one of the biggest busts in the history of the NBA. The center played only four seasons averaging 5.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. His pick at the number one overall spot is even more questionable when you look at the guys who came after him: Bob McAdoo and Doc J, Julius Erving.
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