9. Richard Hamilton, seventh overall, Washington, 1999: Hamilton was the most outstanding player as UConn won its first national title in 1999, then left with one year of eligibility remaining. He averaged a career-low nine points as a rookie in Washington, but more than doubled that (18.1) the following season and embarked on a 10- year run as one of the NBA's elite wing scorers, mostly with Detroit. In 2000, the Wizards finished 29-53, seventh in the Atlantic Division.
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