Every NBA draft has a theme of sorts. You might want to call this "The Year of the Freshman."
Our 2011 NBA Draft Big Board has an unprecedented 10 freshmen projected as one-and-done lottery picks. Freshmen have been the rage for NBA scouts since high school seniors were banned from entering the draft in 2007. But we've never seen a season quite like this.
It's ridiculously early to do a stock watch (many college teams have played just one game and the competition for top teams is shaky at best) but given how brightly a number of freshmen debuted ... here's an early read on where they might be heading.
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