LeBron James was one of the most anticipated first overall draft picks in the history of the sport. He is the second high school draftee to be a first overall pick, the first being Kwame Brown in 2001, and was followed by Dwight Howard in 2004.
Carmelo Anthony, the 3rd pick of the Denver Nuggets
Chris Bosh, the 4th pick of the Toronto Raptors
Dwyane Wade, the 5th pick of the Miami Heat
Chris Kaman, the 6th pick of the Los Angeles Clippers
David West, the 18th pick of the New Orleans Hornets
Josh Howard, the 29th pick of the Dallas Mavericks
Mo Williams, the 47th pick of the Utah Jazz
Kyle Korver, the 51st pick of the New Jersey Nets; he was subsequently traded to the Philadelphia 76ers
^Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
^a: Chris Kaman was born in the United States, but also has German citizenship through his great-grandparents and competes internationally for Germany.