Kyrie Irving was the consensus No. 1 pick in last year's NBA Draft and went on to become the 2012 Rookie of the Year with an outstanding debut campaign.
In three of the past four seasons the No. 1 overall pick in the draft did go on to win Rookie of the Year honors, and all indications say that it could happen again this year with Kentucky big man Anthony Davis.
But from 1998-2007 only two top picks earned the trophy for best newcomer, those being one LeBron James and former Duke star Elton Brand.
Which way will it go this season?
Let's take a look at the top five players with the best chance to win the NBA's prestigious Rookie of the Year award.