Looking to make the jump from elite rookies to super sophomores, the 2011 NBA draft class is loaded with skill and talent.
The progression between Year 1 and Year 2 could have some bottom feeders in the playoffs come April. From Kyrie Irving to Kenneth Faried, the potential for long-term success is salient in this class.
Could Klay Thompson be the savior for the Golden State Warriors? Is Kawhi Leonard the next dominant player for the San Antonio Spurs?
Looking forward, there could be multiple second year players in the All-Star game this season. Here are eight sophomores who will break out in 2012-13.