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2011 NBA Draft: 9 Second Round Selections Who Could Be Diamonds in the Rough

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2011 NBA Draft: 9 Second Round Selections Who Could Be Diamonds in the Rough
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All the attention in the NBA Draft always goes to the top guys. Who is going to be a star? Who is going to be a bust?

For the 2011 class, this is no different, with all the attention and questions swirling around the top selections. Is Kyrie Irving really a top talent? Was Tristan Thompson worth a top four pick? Will Jimmer Fredette live up to his college hype?

Be that as it may, let's put those aside for a second. It’s always so easy to forget about the 2nd rounders. Monta Ellis, Carlos Boozer and Michael Redd all were second-round selections once. Is it possible that 2011 could give us another second round steal?

Who of this year’s forgotten late selections stand a chance at being strong NBA players?

These guys might not be stars, but here are nine second round selections from the 2011 Draft who could be diamonds in the rough.  

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