Blake Griffin came out of college as a highly touted prospect, drafted first overall in the 2009 NBA draft.
He missed what was supposed to be his rookie season with a broken knee cap, but to say he's bounced back strong in his first season would be an understatement.
For the year, he's putting up 20.7 points on 53.1 percent shooting, grabbing 11.6 rebounds and dishing out 2.7 assists.
He's only one of three players to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. The other two players? Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Pretty good company for the rookie to be in.
In a home game against the New York Knicks, he had a true coming out party where he recorded a career high 44 points.
Right now, he's leading the Rookie of the Year race.