NBA Draft 2011: Kemba Walker, 5 of the Best Big East Prospects

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NBA Draft 2011: Kemba Walker, 5 of the Best Big East Prospects
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The University of Connecticut's Kemba Walker is shaping up to be the Big East's lone first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

While Walker's talent and ability are undeniable, his status as the only NBA-caliber player to come out of the Big East Conference isn't.

Players like Providence's Marshon Brooks, Marquette's Jimmy Butler and even Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough are having their names tossed around as possible picks in the second round.

If NBA draft history has taught us anything, it's that top five picks don't guarantee anything and that even second-round picks can blossom into All-Star talent (like Dennis Rodman and Manu Ginobili).

Here are five top prospects coming out of the Big East who could make a splash in the NBA.

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