In fourteen seasons in the NBA, Ainge was a strong scorer with a knack for the three ball. He was a one-time All-Star and finished top-10 in threes made six times. Ainge won two rings in ’84 and ’86 and was a key starter for Boston in the latter season. His efficient scoring (84th in all-time Offensive Rating) and ability to spread the ball (career 5.4 assists per 36 minutes) makes Ainge a strong selection at the one.
As with 6% of US Mormons, Ainge attended Brigham Young University. Despite his notoriety as a hard-nosed, in your face player during his tenure in the league, Ainge now has a reputation as being incredibly charitable. In 2008 he began to serve as bishop of his ward. After being encouraged to step down by his son following a 2009 heart attack, Ainge said “If I need to stop anything it [is] not being a bishop. It [is] everything else.”