Even in a weak class, much like the one that will stride across the stage one by one during the 2013 NBA draft, there are three types of players: those who are ready to shine right away, those who will take some time to start looking good and those who will never live up to their potential.
In this article, we're taking a look at the players who fall squarely into the first classification. The ones who will compete for Rookie of the Year and make immediate impacts on their new teams. The ones whose names you'll remember after the 2013-14 season.
As you'll soon find out, not every top selection is guaranteed to make an impact from Day 1. Not even the expected No. 1 pick has to fall into the category in question.
It takes a special set of skills to bypass the transition period from the collegiate level to the professional one, but all 10 players featured here have the tools necessary to do exactly that.