Ranking all 24 NBA All-Stars based on how they out-performed their draft prospectus

USA Today

Before they were All-Stars, they were prospects. Of the 10 All-Star starters this year, just two — Los Angeles Lakers teammates LeBron James and Anthony Davis — were No. 1 NBA draft picks. Among the reserves, Ben Simmons is the only former No. 1 pick. That means a large majority of this year's All-Stars outperformed their draft order or silenced doubters by getting to the elite game in Chicago on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT). And for many of those who played in college, their NCAA ceiling didn't fully foreshadow their rise in the pros. A look at all 24 of this year's All-Stars' draft prospectuses and their NCAA values, ranked based on how they silenced critics with their All-Star selection: 1. Nikola

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