2011 NBA Draft: 20 Players That Are Safe Bets to Become NBA Studs

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2011 NBA Draft: 20 Players That Are Safe Bets to Become NBA Studs
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As the NCAA Tournament kicks off today across the country, you can bet the NBA scouts are watching intently.

For many of the top prospects in this summer's NBA Draft, the NCAA Tournament is the last chance to impress the scouts in game action, and in the case of some players, the last chance to audition for that top overall pick.

Obviously hindsight is always 20/20 when it comes to the draft, and the players who look dominant now might turn out to be flops down the road. You probably don't remember, but once upon a time Kwame Brown was a No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

That being said, these are the players you can take to the bank. Some of them are college superstars that are expected to be top-round picks, while others might be late first-round and even early second-round steals. Either way, these players are the safest bets to be studs in the NBA down the line.

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