Ranking the best NBA players to ever come out of BYU #15-11

15. Paul Ruffner: Ruffner was selected with the 11th pick of the second round (28th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 1970 draft.  He played 133 games over five seasons in the NBA and the ABA for the Bulls, Pittsburgh Condors, Buffalo Braves and the Spirits of St. Louis.

His best season came in 1971-72 season with the Pittsburgh Condors of the ABA.  That year, Ruffner averaged 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and .7 assists in 79 games.

For his career, Ruffner averaged 4.2 points, three rebounds and .5 assists.

14. Michael Smith: Smith was selected in the first round (13th overall) by the Boston Celtics in the 1989 draft.

He played 141 games over three seasons for the Celtics and the Los Angeles Clippers.  His Best season came in 1989-90 when Smith appeared in 65 games and averaged five points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists including back-to-back games in late February where he scored at least 21 points.

During his career, Smith averaged five points, 1.5 rebounds and one assist a game.

13. Jimmer Fredette: Fredette was selected in the first round (10th overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2011 Draft.  After being drafted by the Bucks, Fredette was traded to the Sacramento Kings as part of eight-player 3-team trade.

Fredette has played three seasons in the NBA for the Kings and the Chicago Bulls.

Even though Fredette is playing a career-low 11.3 Minutes per game, 2013-14 has been the most impressive statistical season of his young career.  Fredette is averaging 5.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting career-highs of 47.5 percent from the floor and 49.3 percent from the 3-point line.

For his career, Fredette is averaging seven points,1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

12. Bernie Fryer: Fryer was selected with the 12th pick of the seventh round (109th overall) by the Phoenix Suns in the 1972 draft.

Fryer played for the Portland Trailblazers, Spirits of St. Louis and the New Orleans Jazz over two seasons in the NBA and ABA.

His best season came as a member of the Trailblazers when Fryer averaged seven points, two rebounds and 3.5 assists over 80 games in 1973-74.

For his career, Fryer averaged 6.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and three assists.

11. John Fairchild: Fairchild was with the eighth pick of the second round (16th overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1965 draft.

Fairchild played 165 games over four seasons with the Lakers, Anaheim Amigos, Denver Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Kentucky Colonels.

His best season as a member of the Amigos in 1967-68 when Fairchild averaged 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and one assist in 62 games.

For his career, Fairchild averaged 6.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and .7 assists a game.

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