2011 NBA Draft Recap

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2011 NBA Draft Recap
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2011 NBA Draft Board

After yesterday's extravaganza, the league has been filled with fresh faces from all over the world. Last night, the NBA's affect was felt worldwide, as four of the top seven picks were from overseas.

Like no other draft in league history, the landscape marked by parody-- from pick one to pick sixty-- was both exciting and enthralling, leaving NBA fans enticed and begging for more. It is fair to say this draft was one of surprise, where unknown faces rose from the ashes to assume their place in the heralds of NBA elite.

The question is, who made out well and who did not? Which teams went in the right direction with an "out of bounds" selection, or a diamond in the rough candidate?  

Kyrie Irving says enough in regards to this year's draft. Though an uber-talented young man with a gift for getting to the rack or knocking down the open three, Irving played just 11 games in college, leaving little to the eye of the beholder. The third point guard in four years to be drafted No. 1 overall, Irving's paradoxical selection set in motion a draft like none seen in recent years.

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