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2011 NBA Draft Preview: 5 Dark Horses to Be Stars of the Draft

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2011 NBA Draft Preview: 5 Dark Horses to Be Stars of the Draft
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David Stern will be shaking a lot of future NBA stars hands on draft night.

The NBA draft is a time for teams to turn themselves around for the next season or to find that missing piece to allow them to make another playoff run.

Many teams will pick players with the intentions of finding the next star, but the players that are most exciting are the unexpected.

They may be unexpected because another player on their college team overshadows them or because they come from a smaller conference team. This may leave them off of some critic’s radars.

These players are the dark horses of the draft. Here is a list of five players, that if a team takes a chance on them with a draft pick, they will be rewarded with a star down the road.

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