Top 25 NBA Players Drafted in 2003

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Basketball is the third most popular sport in America after football and baseball. The game was first invented in 1891 by James Naismith, but the NBA league was founded in 1946. Since then, the game has become widely popular all over the world. As a result, the NBA has introduced some of the greatest talents, and fans want to keep up with them. So, in this article, we have listed the top 25 players who were drafted in 2003 and became famous worldwide.

Top 25 Best NBA Players in 2003

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievements
LeBron JamesLeBron James 37 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st 1st Small forward
  • 4× NBA champion
  • 4× NBA Finals MVP
  • 4× NBA Most Valuable Player
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

38 Denver Nuggets 1st 3rd Small forward / Power forward
  • 10× NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • 4× All-NBA Third Team
Chris BoshChris Bosh 38 Toronto Raptors 1st 4th Power forward / Center
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 11× NBA All-Star
  • All-NBA Second Team
Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade 40 Miami Heat 1st 5th Shooting guard
  • 3× NBA champion
  • NBA Finals MVP
  • 13× NBA All-Star
Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins

37 Memphis Grizzlies 1st 27th Center
  • NBA champion
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • First-team Parade All-American
Kyle KorverKyle Korver 41 New Jersey Nets 1st 51st Shooting guard / small forward
  • NBA All-Star
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Chris KamanChris Kaman 40 Los Angeles Clippers 1st 6th Center
  • NBA All-Star
  • MAC Player of the Year
  • First-team All-MAC
Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich

41 Chicago Bulls 1st 7th Point guard / Shooting guard
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2× Third-team All-American – NABC, TSN
Marcus BanksMarcus Banks 40 Memphis Grizzlies 1st 13th Point guard
  • Greek League champion
  • Greek Cup winner
Nick Collison

Nick Collison

41 Seattle SuperSonics 1st 12th Power forward / Center
  • NABC Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
  • Big 12 Player of the Year
Luke RidnourLuke Ridnour 41 Seattle SuperSonics 1st 14th Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Third-team All-American – SN
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Troy Bell

Troy Bell

41 Boston Celtics 1st 16th Point guard
  • 2× Consensus second-team All-American
  • 2× Big East Player of the Year
  • 3× First-team All-Big East
David WestDavid West 41 New Orleans Hornets 1st 18th Power forward
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • AP National Player of the Year
Dahntay JonesDahntay Jones 41 Boston Celtics 1st 20th Small forward / Shooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • First-team All-ACC
  • 2× ACC All-Defensive Team
Brian CookBrian Cook 41 Los Angeles Lakers 1st 24th Power forward / Center
  • BSN champion
  • Second-team All-American – SN
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC
Travis OutlawTravis Outlaw 37 Portland Trail Blazers 1st 23th Small forward / Power forward
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Leandro BarbosaLeandro Barbosa 39 San Antonio Spurs 1st 28th Shooting guard / Point guard
  • NBA champion
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • FIBA AmeriCup Top Scorer
Josh HowardJosh Howard 42 Dallas Mavericks 1st 29th Small forward
  • NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • Consensus first-team All-American
Jason Kapono

Jason Kapono

41 Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd 31th Small forward
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA Three-Point Contest champion
  • Greek Cup champion
Luke WaltonLuke Walton 42 Los Angeles Lakers 2nd 32nd Small forward / Power forward
  • 2× NBA champion
  • Second-team All-American – SN
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10
Steve BlakeSteve Blake 42 Washington Wizards 2nd 38th Point guard
  • NCAA champion
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Third-team All-ACC
Steve BlakeZaza Pachulia 38 Orlando Magic 2nd 42nd Center
  • 2× NBA champion
  • Turkish League champion
  • Turkish Cup winner
Keith BogansKeith Bogans 42 Milwaukee Bucks 2nd 43rd Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Second-team All-American – NABC
  • Third-team All-American – AP, TSN
  • First-team Parade All-American
Matt Bonner

Matt Bonner

42 Chicago Bulls 2nd 45th Power forward / Center
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 2× AP honorable mention All-American
  • 2× Academic All-American
Mo WilliamsMo Williams 39 Utah Jazz 2nd 47th Point guard
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Star
  • SEC Freshman of the Year

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