Commentary

Which sophs have soared this season?

It's time to take a look at how the league's second-year players have progressed

Originally Published: April 10, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Kevin DurantLayne Murdoch/Getty ImagesThe reigning Rookie of the Year is having an outstanding sophomore season, too.

This season's rookie class is full of high-level NBA talent -- scorers, shooters, rebounders, shot-blockers and overall difference-makers. But the second-year class, while clearly inferior in terms of total depth, still has its share of quality starters and features the best player out of either class. Let's take a look at which guys have stood out.