There’s probably not a single player that I watched more than Kelvin Torbert in high school. People started talking about Torbert early on, but he didn’t become a household name until his sophomore season. By the time he was a junior, Torbert looked like a college senior and was, at that time, the most powerful leaper I’d ever seen in high school. (And what a fun team to watch: Torbert, Desmon Farmer, James Murdoch, Chris McLavish, Marcus Willis, etc.)
Torbert was arguably the top high school player in the country (he won two such awards) and would have been a top 10-15 pick in the NBA Draft straight out of high school. He chose to go to MSU, and the rest is history. I know there are many basketball fans in Flint that still believe that choosing MSU was the kiss of death for Torbert’s NBA prospects.