With the 2011 NBA Draft just around the corner, the anticipation is building rapidly. Almost every team has holes that they will need to fill before the season begins next year, and with the impending lockout, the draft looks like it will be the easiest way for most teams to close the gaps in their roster.
Although the draft will be headlined by the big-name guys such as Derrick Williams, Kyrie Irving, and Kemba Walker, it's the sleepers that always seem to grab the attention when it's all over.
Guys like Carlos Boozer, Manu Ginobili, Michael Redd, and Monta Ellis were just a few of the better second round choices in NBA Draft history. They help demonstrate that sleepers are always out there.
Here, in no particular order, are just a few of the names that you may not even know, but you might look back on as top sleepers from this year's class of prospects.