We started covering the 2010 NBA draft just hours after the 2009 draft ended. In June, we talked to NBA scouts and executives to see what their predictions were for the coming season, then put together our first Big Board for 2010.
Six months later and two months into the college season, we finally have a body of work big enough to get some perspective on those preseason predictions. With the real test for college basketball season -- conference play -- upon us, here are who helped and hurt themselves the most in 2009.
Holding steady at the topJohn Wall, PG, Kentucky
Wall appeared as the No. 1 prospect on our Big Board in July and currently has a stranglehold on the position. He has lived up to his hype and more at Kentucky, showing unheard-of poise for a freshman. We knew coming into the season that Wall had the physical profile to be an NBA superstar. His strong play this season is quickly proving he has the game to go with the tools.
Not all of this year's prospects have been as static as Wall. To see Chad Ford's biggest movers, including this draft's best-kept secret, you must be an ESPN Insider.