28. David Robinson
David Robinson was one of the best basketball players in the country when he was in his prime. No relation to Jackie, David was always passionate about his sport but didn’t see much interest from major colleges after high school. Because of this, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the US Navy.
During his time in the Academy, Robinson blossomed and the San Antonio Spurs drafted him with the first pick in the 1987 NBA Draft – despite the fact that he still had a two-year commitment with the Navy. Robinson fulfilled that commitment and returned to basketball two years late, winning the Rookie of the Year for the Spurs in 1989. Respect.