Blake Griffin, LA Clippers - The first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft is 8th in the league in scoring (21.2 ppg) and 6th in rebounding (11.0 rpg) and has the Clippers in first place in the Pacific Division. Griffin participated in the Rookie/Soph game last year and scored 14 points in limited action.
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Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats - Last year's NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player has seen an increase in playing time due to starting point guard D.J. Augustin's injury. Walker is shooting just 36.8% from the field, but is averaging 13.1 points a contest. The Bobcats, however, are winless in their last 16 games. Walker was selected with the 9th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
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Landry Fields, NY Knicks - Fields is back in the Rookie/Soph game again this year after scoring 15 points and grabbing 6 rebounds as a rookie. The former 2nd round draft pick out of Stanford in 2010 is averaging 10.2 points per game this season.
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Norris Cole, Miami Heat - Cole played 4 years at Cleveland State before being selected with the 28th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and joining the Miami Heat. Cole has made just one start for the Heat this year, but has been a big contributor off the bench averaging 8.7 points.
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Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons - The 8th overall pick out of Kentucky has already made 25 starts this season and is averaging 12.1 points and 3.4 assists per game.
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Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers - The Canadian born Thompson was taken with the 4th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Primarily a reserve, Thompson has started getting some more minutes following Anderson Varejao's injury. Thompson is averaging 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds on the year.
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Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons - The 7th overall pick out of Georgetown in 2010 scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds in last year's rookie/soph game. This year Monroe leads Detroit averaging 16.6 points and 9.7 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers - The number one overall pick in the 2011 draft has started all 24 games that he's played in this season and leads Cleveland with 18.2 points per game. The former Duke Blue Devil is also contributing 5.1 assists.
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DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings - A member of the NBA All-Rookie First Team last year, Cousins led the rookies with 33 points and 14 rebounds in last year's rookie/soph game. The 5th overall pick in the 2010 draft is 5th in the league in rebounding with 11.3 per game and he's also averaging 16.3 points.
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Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves - The 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year was taken 2nd in the 2011 NBA Draft. Williams is one of just two Minnesota players to appear in all 30 games this year (Rubio is the other), primarily as a reserve. Williams is averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds this season.
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Paul George, Indiana Pacers - A member of the 2011 NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team, George was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. George is averaging 12.1 points and 5.6 assists and has started all 29 of Indiana's games this year. In addition to participating in the Rookie/Sophomore Game, George is also entered in the Slam Dunk Contest.
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MarShon Brooks, New Jersey Nets - The 25th overall pick in the 2011 draft was a natural scorer in college and has continued to produce in the NBA. Brooks is the Nets second leading scorer (13.9 points) and has become a regular in the Nets starting lineup.
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John Wall, Washington Wizards - Wall set a record with 22 assists en route to the MVP Award in last year's Rookie/Soph Game. Wall finished 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting last year behind unanimous winner Blake Griffin and was named to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team. Wall is 10th in the league in assists right now with 7.6 per game and second on the Wizards in scoring chipping in almost 17 a night.
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Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs - The 6'11" Brazilian was drafted late in the 1st Round in 2007 but didn't debut until last year. A key reserve for the Spurs this year, Splitter is averaging 9.7 points and 5.4 rebounds.
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Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers - The 2010 NCAA National Player of the Year was the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, but struggled through his first season averaging just 7.2 points. This year has been a bit better for him as his numbers are up across the board, and Turner has played a key role as a reserve for the 76ers. Turner is currently averaging 8.9 points and 5.5 rebounds.
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Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz - The former Butler Bulldog, and 9th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has started every game for the Jazz this year averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 assists.
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Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs - Manu Ginobili's injury has led to an increase in playing time for the rookie out of San Diego State. Taken with the 15th overall pick in last year's draft, Leonard is averaging 6.8 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Spurs this season.
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