Draft no.: 9th overall
Team: New Jersey Nets
Ed O’Bannon went straight from a National Championship to the NBA draft. He was extremely talented, but he never really rose to the level of play that the Association demands. During his second, and ultimately final, season, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, who would later trade him to Orlando. The Magic released him before he could enter his third season, and O’Bannon would take his talents overseas. The small forward/guard averaged just 5 points per game during his two years in the NBA.
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