3. Power forward – Toronto Raptors select Chris Bosh
The 2003 NBA Draft historically is one of the richest collections of basketball prospects ever considered. Except for the Detroit Pistons misfiring with the second overall pick selecting Darko Milicic, three of the top five selections are sure-fire Hall of Famers.
With 17,189 career points, Chris Bosh is the 96th highest scorer in NBA history. It’s quite possible, if he didn’t suffer from blood clots cutting his career short at age 31, he might have been the fourth player in the 2003 NBA Draft to be considered Hall of Fame-caliber.
In his seven years in Toronto, the Toronto Raptors made it to the NBA Playoffs twice in 2007 and 2008, failing to move beyond the first round both times. It’s been ten years since he last wore a Toronto Raptors uniform, but he is still second all-time in team scoring and first in rebounding with 4776. He is still the team leader in blocked shots with 600.