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.
- Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor highlight five Wooden Award finalists 3
- 2015 NCAA Tournament All-Second Weekend Team 2
- While a major question remains unanswered, No. 4 North Carolina can be special in 2015-16 3
- Tournament darling R.J. Hunter is heading to the NBA 3
- Texas freshman Myles Turner declares for the NBA Draft 6
- The Final Four is set, and it’s going to be insane 24
- No. 7 Michigan State reaches the Final Four for the seventh time under Izzo 15
- Andrew Harrison’s late free throws send No. 1 Kentucky to the Final Four (88)
- Kentucky responds to Daxter Miles Jr.’s pregame comments (30)
- Updated tournament records: Big Ten teams make up half of Final Four (27)
- The Final Four is set, and it’s going to be insane (24)
- West Virginia freshman on Kentucky: ‘They’re going to be 36-1′ (21)