Top 5 Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks of All-Time

2011 NBA Draft
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Number 1 - Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker
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The longevity and passion Kemba Walker had whilst in North Carolina has him undoubtedly as the greatest Hornets draft selection of all time.

Whilst in college he led the UConn Huskies to one of the more unlikely championships in NCAA history. 11 straight wins to end the season capped off by a gut-wrenching win against the Gordon Hayward-led Butler Bulldogs. That guy, the hottest name in all of College basketball at the time, was now a Charlotte basketball player after being selected as the 9th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

Additionally, he, alongside Michael Jordan, may have one of the most iconic game winners in March Madness history.

His tenure in Charlotte was a love affair between the guard and the city. One that had many, many downs, some ups and many records broken. He is first in the majority of offensive stats, points, threes, field goals, and win shares, just to name a few. And he was the light during the 7-59 season, something fans could cling to and say, "As long as we have him, the future will be okay.".

Despite never winning a playoff series here, he was a bonafide top point guard in a leage full of them. For four consecutive seasons, Kemba was chosen as an All-Star, and he even cracked All-NBA third team alongside Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Rudy Gobert.

Hopefully, we will see 15 in the rafters one day.