Does the name "Anthony Davis" ring a bell? How about "Harrison Barnes"? Perhaps "Jared Sullinger" strikes a chord?
Certainly, these names and a handful of others should be among the most recognizable coming into the NBA this season. They were some of the most talked-about kids in college basketball this past spring and were plenty popular as debate topics among the national basketball punditry at the 2012 NBA draft.
But in a draft that was supposedly so deep on talented prospects—and in a rookie class whose reach extends far beyond one day in Newark, New Jersey—there are bound to be more than a few youngsters who slip through the proverbial cracks and wind up shocking the world as a result.
So while the marquee stars of the incoming class are busy battling for Rookie of the Year ballots, keep an eye on these seven sleepers, all of whom should register much more than a blip on the basketball radar by season's end.