Rankings according to the 2009 ESPN 100

no.1- Avery Bradley (Texas)

Grade: B-

Bradley hasn’t been too bad in the NBA, but certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype of a number one overall prospect. 

no.2- Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech)

Grade: B-

Similar to Bradley, Favors hasn’t been great but he’s getting there. He’s found a nice home and role with the Jazz. 

no.3- Xavier Henry (Texas)

Grade: D+

Henry is currently in the D-League but had a few decent years in the NBA. 

no.4- DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)

Grade: A+

Cousins is currently the best center in the NBA. Off the court hasn’t been good for cousins but the grade doesn’t include that. 

no.5- John Wall (Kentucky)

Grade: A

Wall is an all star point guard when he’s healthy. If he figured out the 3 point shot he could enter the conversation for best in the NBA. 

no.6- John Henson (North Carolina)

Grade: C+

It took Henson a couple years but since then he has become pretty valuable for Milwaukee.  

no.7- Renardo Sidney (Mississippi St)

Grade: N/A

Sidney never reached the NBA. 

no.8- Jordan Hamilton (Texas)

Grade: D

Hamilton has bounced around in the NBA and has yet to reach what his potential once was. 

no.9- Kenny Boynton Jr (Florida)

Grade: N/A

Boynton never reached the NBA. 

no.10- Mason Plumlee (Duke)

Grade: C-

Plumlee had a promising year with Brooklyn in 2014 but was then traded. He didn’t impact very much last year but the potential is there for a nice bench role. 

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