The 2012 NBA draft class will soon hit the hardwood as the new season quickly approaches, bringing with them high expectations and a great deal of pressure.
First rounders are always under the microscope, especially those taken with the top 10-15 picks overall.
These are the picks that carry the highest expectations. Some were chosen to be the new face of a franchise, while others will merely be counted on as a role player off the bench for now.
So which of the top 15 picks falls under what category? Which will delight fan bases right away as a star and which will be warming pine to start their careers?
Let's take a look.