With the second pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Derrick Williams out of Arizona.
Although there was much speculation surrounding the state of this pick prior to this selection, David Kahn and the rest of the Wolves brass decided to invest in the 6'8" forward. Only time will tell if this pick pays off for Minnesota, but it seems as if the future is indeed a bright one for Williams.
As the second overall pick, guys usually lose some of the spotlight to the honorable players selected right before them at the No. 1 spot. It's always going to happen.
And sure, there have been some flops taken with the second overall pick. Individuals such as Sam Bowie, Darko Milicic, Jay Williams, and the late Len Bias never touched the potential their respective teams wish they did.
But with some failure comes more success at the second pick. Here are the top ten players selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the history of the NBA Draft.