Commentary

Rookie Watch: Best in class

Which rookies finished the season at the head of the class?

Originally Published: April 26, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Kyrie IrvingMark J. Rebilas/US Presswire

Like most rookie classes, this season's class has had its share of good surprises and bad surprises. But the good has far outweighed the bad. Going into last year's draft, expectations for this class were very low in terms of star power and depth. But when it's all said and done, it will likely produce multiple long-term starters, a guy who could lead the league in a key stat and a possible league MVP. It's time to take a final look at these rookies and honor the "Best in Class."