Perhaps it's true that Pervis was never nervous, as unlikely as that seems, but what we do know for certain is that he played a pivotal role in the Louisville Cardinals' run to the NCAA championship in 1986.
Ellison was only a freshman when he put on a show in that championship game, putting up 25 points and hauling in 11 rebounds as Louisville snuck past Duke for a three-point victory.
The Sacramento Kings picked "Never Nervous" No. 1 overall in 1989. Jump ahead only three years and Ellison was already given the dubious honor of being the NBA's Most Improved Player. In Ellison's defense, however, it must be noted that he suffered debilitating knee injuries from 1992 to 1994.
No. 2: Adam Morrison
It's unfortunate, but Adam "Crybaby" Morrison is probably best known for openly weeping on the court after his Gonzaga Bulldogs lost to UCLA in 2006's Sweet 16.
Tears aside, Morrison was an outstanding college player. A consensus first-team All-American, Morrison led the nation in scoring in his junior year (which would turn out to be his last in college, turning pro after the season) with 28.1 points per game.
The kiss of death for Morrison came when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated (twice), prompting the inevitable comparisons to Larry Bird. The Charlotte Bobcats bought into the hype, selecting the Gonzaga Bulldog with their third overall pick in 2006.
Barring a Herculean career comeback, those Morrison-Bird comparisons are a bad joke. After four lackluster seasons in the NBA, including a final year warming the bench for the Lakers, Morrison then played professional basketball overseas in Istanbul, Turkey. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Carolina wilderness, there are Bobcats crying like ... well, like Morrison in that Sweet 16 loss.
No. 1: Ed O'Bannon
Unless you're a diehard college basketball fan -- or an even more die-hard NBA fan -- you probably don't remember Ed O'Bannon.
UCLA fans, however, probably remember him as the player who made a miraculous recovery from a knee injury and, in 1995, led the Bruins to their first national championship since the John Wooden era. His college career stats are incredible, averaging 20.4 points and 8.3 boards per game.
The New Jersey Nets, no doubt anticipating similar, if not better, numbers, took O'Bannon with their ninth overall pick in 1995.
This would turn out to be the peak of O'Bannon's NBA career. He played in only 128 games in his two years in the league before that dang knee injury cropped up again. This time there would be no miraculous recovery. This time it signaled the end of a forgettable professional career.
Unless you're a Nets fan, of course. They might never be able to forget the pick wasted on O'Bannon.