Sophomore slumps are simply a part of professional sports.
Players often hit the big stage with a bang and raise many eyebrows, but in their second season, success doesn't come so readily. Why is this?
Opponents typically figure out effective ways to limit young players, and the truly great youngsters are the ones who can adapt and add new elements to their game.
This is harder for some players than it is for others. This list compiles the players who have shown promise, as rookies but will likely struggle in their sophomore campaign.
Here are 10 rookies who are destined to encounter a sophomore slump.