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, 2009By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
Layne 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.
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During the regular season, Scouts Inc.'s David Thorpe ranks the rookies and provides observations on the entire class. Rookie 50
Thorpe's weekly reports• 01/06: Who's bringing the D?
• 12/30: Big men making their mark
• 12/23: Hunting for playoff minutes
• 12/17: Mayo takes over No. 1 spot
• 12/10: Westbrook soars into top 10
• 12/02: Augustin races into top 10
• 11/26: Oden climbs back into top 10
• 11/18: Rose takes over No. 1 spot
• 11/11: Mayo jumps into top five
• 11/05: Fernandez shoots to top of the list
• 10/29: The debuts of Rose, Oden
• 10/24: Oden begins season at head of class