Top 5 Rookies in NBA

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Victor Oladipo born May 4, 1992 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. Oladipo played college basketball with the Hoosiers of Indiana University. His combination of explosive athleticism, defense, and efficient shooting has drawn comparisons to Dwyane Wade. In 2013, he was named the Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year, the National Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and a First Team 2013 All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News. That same year, he was also named the recipient of the Adolph Rupp Trophy, given annually to the top player in men’s Division I NCAA basketball.

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard born July 15, 1990 is an American professional basketball point guard with the Portland Trail Blazers. He was an honorable mention All-American in 2010. A 6 ft 3 in guard from Oakland, California, Damian played collegiatley at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He was selected in the first round with the sixth overall pick by Portland in the 2012 NBA Draft, and was unanimously named the 2012-2013 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Alfonso Clark “Trey” Burke III born November 12, 1992 is an American professional basketball player with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Jazz. He played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. During his sophomore season for the 2012–13 team, he earned National Player of the Year and led his team to the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament before he declared for the draft. After being traded to the Jazz, Burke suffered a broken finger late in the preseason. He missed almost a month of the regular season before making his debut. He became a starter in his third game with the team. As a high school basketball player, he was 2011 Ohio Mr. Basketball and a PARADE magazine All-American. Additionally, he was a member of the 2009 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division I State Championship team and the 2011 OHSAA Division I State Runner-up as well as an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) U16 National Championship team in 2009 and a runner-up in the 2008 AAU U15 National tournament.

Ben McLemore III born February 11, 1993 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings. Ben McLemore played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks and is known for his athletic ability complemented by his outstanding jump shot. His size, style of play and unique set of abilities have garnered comparisons to NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen. He was the seventh pick in the 2013 NBA Draft 2013.

Mason Alexander Plumlee born March 5, 1990 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. As a freshman in 2009–10, he was a back-up forward for Duke’s national champion 2010 team, which had him playing with his older brother Miles. He was a 2009 McDonald’s All-American in high school. During his senior year at Duke, he also played with his younger brother Marshall. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA Draft.