Sophomore 20: Year 2 rankings
Originally Published: February 3, 2012By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US PresswireSelected to the All-Star team, Blake Griffin is head and shoulders above the rest of his class right now.Over time, some draft classes will give the league multiple superstars, but most produce 15 or so quality players who last for a decade or so in the NBA, with perhaps a star or two mixed in. For the class of 2010, though, aspiring to be even average may be too heady, despite gaining one phenom from the previous year thanks to an injury. For starters, five of the guys who went in the lottery are no-shows on our top 20 list just a year after the draft. By my count, 22 of the first-round picks are in danger of not even sticking in the NBA for five years. That's bad.
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