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

2010: Kyrie Irving PG West Orange, New Jersey. 2nd ranked national, 1st best PG, 1st best in the state of New Jersey. Played 1 season at Duke (2010-2011). 1st round pick in 2011 NBA Draft (1st overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers. 9+ years in NBA (6 with Cavaliers, 2 with Celtics, 2 with Nets). 569 games started (569 games played) out of 738+. 2016 NBA Champion (with Cavaliers), 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2x All-NBA, 7x All-Star, 2013-2014 All-Star Game MVP. Averages 22.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, and 5.7 apg. Currently the starting SG for the Brooklyn Nets. 

Source: Basketball-reference.com

2011: Austin Rivers PG Winter Park, Florida. 2nd ranked national, 1st best PG, 1st best in the state of Florida. Played 1 season at Duke (2011-2012). 1st round pick in 2012 NBA Draft (10th overall) by the New Orleans Pelicans. 8+ years in NBA (4 with Clippers, 3 with Pelicans, 2 with Rockets, 1 with Wizards, 1 with Knicks, 1 with Nuggets). Averages 9.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, and 2.3 apg. Currently backup PG for the Denver Nuggets. 

2012: Marcus Smart PG Flower Mound, Texas. 10th ranked national, 1st best PG, 2nd best in the state of Texas. Played 2 seasons at Oklahoma State (2012-2014). 1st round pick in 2014 NBA Draft (6th overall) by the Boston Celtics. 6+ years in NBA (6 with Celtics). 218 games started (439 games played) out of 492+. 2x All-Defensive Team, Averages 10.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, and 4.2 apg. Currently starting SG for the Boston Celtics. 

2013: Andrew Harrison PG Richmond, Texas. 5th ranked national, 1st best PG, 2nd best in the state of Texas. Played 2 seasons at Kentucky (2013-2015). 2nd round pick in 2015 NBA Draft (44th overall) by the Phoenix Suns. 3 years in NBA (3 with Grizzlies, 1 with Cavaliers, 1 with Pelicans). 64 games started (145 games played) out of 246. Averaged 7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, and 2.8 apg. Currently plays overseas for the Beijing Royal Fighters in China. 

2014: Emmanuel Mudiay PG Arlington, Texas. 2nd ranked national, 1st best PG, 1st best in the state of Texas. Played 1 season for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China (2014-2015). 1st round pick in 2015 NBA Draft (7th overall) by the Denver Nuggets. 5 years in NBA (3 with Nuggets, 2 with Knicks, 1 with Jazz). 165 games started (300 games played) out of 410. Averaged 11.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 3.8 apg. Currently a free agent in NBA. 

2015: Malik Newman PG Jackson, Mississippi. 8th ranked national, 1st best PG, 1st best in the state of Mississippi. Played 1 season at Mississippi State (2015-2016) and 1 season at Kansas (2017-2018). Undrafted in 2018 NBA Draft. 1 year in NBA (1 with Cavaliers). 0 games started (1 game played) out of 82. Averaged 2.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, and 0.0 apg. Currently plays overseas for the Ironi Nahariya in Israel. 

From 2010-2015:

Drafted in NBA Draft (5): Emmanuel Mudiay, Andrew Harrison, Marcus Smart, Austin Rivers, and Kyrie Irving

Currently on NBA roster (3): Marcus Smart, Austin Rivers, and Kyrie Irving

Currently playing overseas (2): Malik Newman and Andrew Harrison

Won NBA Championship (1): Kyrie Irving

Made an All-Star game (1): Kyrie Irving 7x

Out of the top point guard prospects from 2010-2015, only three are currently on NBA rosters. The post-college success was average, considering players like Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart are stars in the league today, and 3/6 aren’t playing in the NBA anymore. 2/6 of the prospects played at Duke, and Emmanuel Mudiay is the only player not to go to college in this list.

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