What happened to the number 1 ranked SG recruit from 2010-2015?

2010: Will Barton SG Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. 13th ranked national, 1st best SG, 1st best in the state of New Hampshire. Played 2 seasons at Memphis (2010-2012). 2nd round pick in 2012 NBA Draft (40th overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers. 8+ years in the NBA (7 with Nuggets, 3 with Trail Blazers). 210 games started (549 games played) out of 656. Averages 11.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, and 2.6 apg. Currently starting SG for the Denver Nuggets.

2011: Bradley Beal SG Saint Louis, Missouri. 4th ranked national, 1st best SG, 1st best in the state of Missouri. Played 1 season at Florida (2011-2012). 1st round pick in 2012 NBA Draft (3rd overall) by the Washington Wizards. 8+ years in the NBA (8 with Wizards). 557 games started (591 games played) out of 656. 3x All Star (2017, 2018, and 2020). Averages 21.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, and 4.0 apg. Currently starting SG for the Washington Wizards.

Source: 247sports.com

2012: Shabazz Muhammad SG Las Vegas, Nevada. 2nd ranked national, 1st best SG, 1st best in the state of Nevada. Played 1 seasons at UCLA (2012-2013). 1st round pick in 2013 NBA Draft (14th overall) by the Utah Jazz. 5 seasons in the NBA (5 with Timberwolves, 1 with Bucks). 16 games started (278 games played) out of 410. Averaged 9.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, and 0.5 apg. Currently plays overseas for the Shenzhen Aviators in China.

2013: Aaron Harrison SG Richmond, Texas. 6th ranked national, 1st best SG, 3rd best in the state of Texas. Played 2 seasons at Kentucky (2013-2015). Undrafted in 2015. 3 seasons in the NBA (2 with Hornets, 1 with Mavericks). 3 games started (35 games played) out of 246. Averaged 2.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg, and 0.5 apg. Currently plays overseas for Olympiacos BC in Greece.

2014: Stanley Johnson SG Santa Ana, California. Played 1 seasons at Arizona (2014-2015). 1st round pick in 2015 NBA Draft (8th overall) by the Detroit Pistons. 5+ seasons in NBA (4 with Pistons, 2 with Raptors, 1 with Pelicans). 70 games started (359 games played) out of 410. Averages 6.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, and 1.4 apg. Currently backup PF for the Toronto Raptors.

2015: Jamal Murray SG Toronto, Ontario. 10th ranked national, 1st best SG, 1st best from Ontario. Played 1 season at Kentucky (2015-2016). 1st round pick in 2016 NBA Draft (7th overall) by the Denver Nuggets. 4+ seasons in NBA (4 with Nuggets). 271 games started (345 games played) out of 410. Averages 16.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, and 3.8 apg. Currently starting PG for the Denver Nuggets but will miss the remainder of this season after suffering a torn ACL.

From 2010-2015:

Drafted in NBA Draft (5): Jamal Murray, Stanley Johnson, Shabazz Muhammad, Bradley Beal, and Will Barton

Made an NBA All-Star Game (1): Bradley Beal 3x

Currently on NBA roster (4): Jamal Murray, Stanley Johnson, Bradley Beal, and Will Barton

Currently playing overseas (2): Shabazz Muhammad and Aaron Harrison

The number 1 SG recruits from 2010-2015 have been successful so far in their post-college careers. 5 players were selected in the NBA draft and 4/6 are currently on NBA rosters. While Bradley Beal is the only to make an All-Star team, 3/6 currently start for their teams (Will Barton, Jamal Murray, and Bradley Beal). Jamal Murray is emerging as one of the great young talents in the NBA and at 24 years old he will most likely make an All-Star appearance in his career.

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