25. Mark Aguirre
Mark Aguirre, who is commonly known as Ziggy, is another star that fans will often turn to when they think of the best ballers to hail from Chicago.
Aguirre made a bit of a name for himself in the basketball world at the high school and collegiate levels before deciding to turn pro. He attended George Westinghouse College Preparatory High School in Chicago and went on to study at DePaul University in Chicago. Ultimately, Aguirre became the No. 1 overall pick of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks.
During his professional career, Aguirre was a force to be reckoned with among small forwards in the league. He ranked among the top 20 in player efficiency rating for six seasons. Not to forget to mention Aguirre’s name came up at several times in talks for MVP consideration.
Aguirre spent a majority of his career as a Maverick and a Detroit Piston before joining the Los Angeles Clippers only to get waived by the team.
Aguirre has earned a number of accolades over the years. They include one McDonald’s All-American honor, two NCAA AP All-American honors, three All-Star Game nods and two NBA championship titles.
Aguirre has an 8.2% probability of getting inducted into the Hall of Fame.