5. Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook once scored a record average of 28.1 points per game. Russell Westbrook has made a name for himself after seven seasons in NBA. Westbrook was torn between academics and basketball. He wanted to go to Stanford University and had a 3.9 GPA that would’ve secured his admission. But he chose not to go to Stanford.
Westbrook said that he regretted opting out of Stanford that had been his dream for many years. He said that Stanford University didn’t recruit him for basketball. He chose NBA over Stanford and went on to become one of the greatest NBA players of his time.