NBA stars don't always make their presence known right away.
Take Kobe Bryant, for instance.
The Lakers star and future Hall of Famer once rode the bench in L.A. for two seasons before finally earning a starting job. He was a first-round pick, but at 13th overall, didn't carry the fanfare or expectations that a top overall pick would.
While he certainly didn't enter the league a star, he'll end up leaving it as one of the best ever.
The following players may not follow the same career path as Kobe, but they are all hidden stars in the making, just like Bryant was.
While they may not all be household names yet, the following players do deserve your attention.