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April 27, 2010
Not all five-star prospects have five-star freshman seasons.
As the late signing period comes to a close, here's a sobering reminder that not every top prospect is ready to go to the NBA draft after one season.
At least 10 freshmen have declared for the 2010 draft, though some could remove their names in the coming weeks. But many more five-star freshmen have work to do before reaching their potential.
Here's a look at the top prospects from the Class of 2009 who were far from superstars in their first seasons on campus.
Call them the "hoping-to-be-Elite Eight."
David Fox is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.