Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 10/14/14
In 2010, when the Kentucky Wildcats flooded the NBA market with 5 talented youngsters in the 1st 30 picks (well, 4 talented kids; Daniel Orton going 29th to the Orlando Magic was a waste of a pick), the spotlight shone brightest on the point guard wunderkind John Wall. Quick as a blink, posterizing fools a foot taller than himself, fearless, the kid has all the tools to be a franchise point guard. Wall had the hapless 26-56 Washington fans envisioned him as a human buzz saw, chewing through the East and lifting the Wiz out of the NBA scum-zone. With Wall going # 1 and the troubled yet talented DeMarcus Cousin going 5 to Sacramento, Eric Bledsoe being nabbed 18th by OKC (and immediately shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers) was filed  under "Wow, that Kentucky team was GOOD!" instead of being seen as a potential franchise cornerstone move. Wall got the pub, the print, the accolades, the highlights on SportsCenter; Bledsoe got 22 MPG in the shadow of Blake Griffin and Eric Go...

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