The 2003 NBA Draft is arguably the best lottery the league has seen, of course it wouldn’t be complete without Michael Sweetney. The power forward was born in Washington, D.C. and dominated at Oxon Hill and then went on to play at Georgetown. Right off the bat as a freshman, Sweetney averaged nearly 13 ppg leading them to a Sweet Sixteen loss against Maryland (Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje was also in his frontcourt). As a sophomore Sweetney shot a career high 56.7%, and finished with 19 ppg in a disappointing season with no bid for the Big Dance. The next season the big fella averaged 22.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg, and 3.2 bpg completely owning the paint.
After his junior season Sweetney ranked 7th on Georgetown’s career scoring leaders, fifth in career rebounds, and sixth in career blocks.
With Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade not falling to the number 9 spot, Michael Sweetney was selected by the New York Knicks.
Playing in just 42 games, Sweetney only averaged 4.3 ppg...