The NBA Draft is by far the shortest of all the American professional sports at a mere two rounds. What this means is that only 60 new players are drafted annually and a multitude of them don’t ever make it onto the freshly waxed hardwood.
Many teams focus on the top three-five picks which are awarded through the NBA’s draft lottery, as most of the league’s stars come from those first few selections.
Still, some players slip down the list and others become sleepers with a little luck.
While seven may be many people’s lucky number, eight has been extremely lucky for many NBA teams over the history of the league.
This is a list ranking the top 10 players taken eighth overall in the NBA Draft.