Atlanta Hawks: 4 worst draft picks the team has ever made

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4. Adam Keefe

The Atlanta Hawks selected Adam Keefe out of Stanford with the 10th overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. Keefe was a 6’9 power forward/center that simply never found his footing in his nine NBA seasons.

Of the nine seasons, Keefe played in the NBA, only the first two were with the Atlanta Hawks. During those first two seasons, he averaged 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. These are just simply abysmal numbers for a top 10 pick in the draft. After just two seasons with the team, he was traded to the Utah Jazz.

What makes the Adam Keefe pick even worse is some of the big names that were taken in that draft. It was headlined by Hall of Fame centers Shaquille O’Neal and Alonzo Mourning and the pick directly after Keefe was one of the greatest role players in NBA history… Robert Horry.

Adam Keefe was incredible during his senior year at Stanford where he averaged 25.3 points and 12.2 rebounds per game so he justified a top ten selection in the NBA draft. Despite Keefe’s impressive numbers while in college at Stanford, it just never translated to the NBA. This resulted in a really unfortunate pick for the Atlanta Hawks.