Apr 28, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT
It’s the time of year when the buzzwords pop up again. “Five star,” “blue chipper,” “high-major.”
Evaluating players on the AAU circuit is an inexact science and, sometimes, some prospects slated to make a big impact don’t pan out.
Mike Huguenin of Yahoo! Sports took at look at some former five-star prospects that haven’t exactly lived up to potential.
Not to say that these players haven’t produced at the college level, because many of them have, but they aren’t necessarily where they were initially projected to be.
Take, for example, Duke forward Ryan Kelly.
Ranked as the 20th overall prospect in the Class of 2009, Kelly has averaged just over six points and three rebounds in his career with the Blue Devils.
But that doesn’t mean he has been unproductive.
Many say part of the reason Duke fell to Lehigh in the NCAA tournament was because Kelly was out with injury. Duke was then unable to stretch the floor and Lehigh came away with the 15/2 upset.
Take a look at the list and judge for yourself.
- Thoughts on Antonio Blakeney, shoe companies and a decommitments 0
- Top prospect in Class of 2014 signs endorsement deal with Under Armour 0
- Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney decommits from Louisville 3
- Richard Pitino warns Minnesota fans not to trust his dad before Louisville opener 2
- CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: UConn and Arizona land 2015 big men, 2015 commitments flying off the board 0
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ 3
- Arizona lands four-star center to potential No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 0
- Former Indiana guard A.J. Guyton writes an open letter to Bob Knight (6)
- Four-star power forward becomes Indiana’s first 2015 commitment (3)
- Arizona State commit arrested for allegedly shoplifting less than $20 in DVDs from Walmart (3)
- Allen Iverson, Georgetown legends return to campus for new John Thompson practice facility (3)
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ (3)