Draft no.: 3 overall
Draft year: 1987
Team: New Jersey Nets
When Dennis Hopson left Ohio State, he was the school’s all-time leading scorer. So it would make sense that the New Jersey Nets were expecting to get a scoring machine. But Hopson’s NBA career lasted a mere five seasons with three different teams, averaging 10.9 PPG. Who could the Nets have drafted that same year? Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller and Mark Jackson, just to name a few. Needless to say, it wasn’t the Nets’ best pick over the years.
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