With the 2012 NBA draft just over a week away, teams are finalizing which prospects they think will shine when added to a pro roster.
The hard part is determining which player will inevitably shine, meaning that the prospect will be successful under their rookie contract.
There are plenty of talented prospects in this draft class, but not all of them will mesh with their teammates and coaches, stay healthy or even play the way we saw during their college or international contests.
In eight days, the journey starts for these young men. Which ones won’t let this opportunity escape their grasp?
Here are eight prospects that are guaranteed to shine within their rookie contracts.