2011 NBA Draft: 10 Underclassmen Who'd Be Lottery Picks If They Declared

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2011 NBA Draft: 10 Underclassmen Who'd Be Lottery Picks If They Declared
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Looking at our league today, it's not too difficult for us to discern who the present talent of the NBA is. Players like Kevin Durant, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and LeBron James are currently setting the bar for what it means to be a superstar in the National Basketball Association.

These players are still well within their prime and have many years ahead of them to compete at peaking performance levels. But even with how exciting this league gets, one can't help but look toward the future every now and then.

There are many budding future-stars in college who are getting ready for March Madness as we speak, and many of these players are about to show us a little bit of what the future holds for the NBA.

There are scorers who are lighting the nets on fire, rebounders who are crashing the glass like never before, shot blockers who bring a whole new meaning to paint defense, and guards who are dropping more dimes than the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

While they may not be NBA ready just yet, many of these future-stars are getting close to their NBA debut. Some of them may even declare for the draft after this, their last tournament.

They way they perform in the coming month could feasibly make-or-brake their chances of being a top pick, and eventually earning that lucrative contract.

The sky is the limit for these young talents at the moment, and now they will all have their own chance to shine.

This is a presentation of 10 very intriguing individuals who would most certainly be lottery picks if they were to declare for the NBA draft.

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