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Andre Drummond's path to stardom

Our four-step guide to greatness for the Pistons' impressive rookie big man

Originally Published: February 1, 2013
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Andre DrummondAllen Einstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesAndre Drummond leads all rookies in PER, can already rebound and defend, and still has a lot to learn.

Andre Drummond has been a revelation. Not only is he playing like someone who should have been the second pick in the draft (instead of the ninth), but he has executives and coaches thinking he can be the best player from this class. Yes, better than No. 1 pick and national collegiate player of the year Anthony Davis.

But as amazing as Drummond has been, and as bright as the future looks in Detroit, there is still a huge learning curve for him to undergo if he is going to be an All-Star-level performer, which is absolutely in his wheelhouse. (That's what an 18-point, 18-rebound game as a 19-year-old will do for your projected future.)

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