13. Darius Miles
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Remember those high school players I mentioned earlier? We have another entry from Darius Miles, the third overall pick of the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA draft. At the time, Miles was the highest player to be selected straight out of high school. Being selected that high comes with a lot of expectations of 20 point games and multiple All-Star selections. Miles struggled to score over double-digits in a game and was never an All-Star.
One thing Miles is remembered for is his synchronized hand gestures with teammate and best friend, Quentin Richardson. The two would form their hands into a fist and bop themselves over the head as a greeting or a form of “congrats” for a good play. Miles was a part of some successful Clippers teams that almost made the playoffs. But close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.