In most draft classes, there is a consensus No. 1 pick. This year is different.
The first selection of this year's draft will depend on who is awarded with the pick. If the Cavaliers win the pick, they will more than likely select Kyrie Irving of Duke.
Irving is a freshman point guard who was leading the Blue Devils in scoring before a ligament injury in his right big toe derailed his season. He returned to the floor for the NCAA tournament in what was supposed to be a limited role.
After two games with small roles, he exploded for 28 points in a Blue Devils elimination loss to the Arizona Wildcats. When he's completely healthy, Irving can do it all. He can shoot, pass and rebound from the point guard position. He's shown that he can make the transition to another level of basketball with little problem.
If the Wolves get the first selection, they will not take Kyrie Irving. They would probably lean toward Derrick Williams of Arizona, the team that eliminated Irving and Duke. Williams had a career-high 32 points in the upset.
Minnesota already has Luke Ridnour and Jonny Flynn on the roster, with Ricky Rubio supposedly coming over from Spain for the 2011-12 season. Williams is a powerful post presence with a seemingly endless list of offensive weapons. He can back players down or hit a fade-away. Williams has the talent to start for an NBA team right now.
Harrison Barnes is a long-shot first pick, but whoever goes first will make their new squad very happy very soon.