Top 5 Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks of All-Time

2011 NBA Draft
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Number 3 - LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball
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LaMelo represents many things for this franchise. It's hope, a star, and potential to be the best player in franchise history. That's why he is ahead of 2 franchise legends, and some may see that as hyperbole, but the flashy point guard is one of the best young guards in the league and someone who won Rookie of the Year in the same draft class as Tyrese Haliburton and Anthony Edwards.

The way the guard can switch between isolating and putting the team on his back to getting his teammates involved is what is expected of a veteran, not a 22 year old who has been in the spotlight since he was a child.

The key to maximising LaMelo's abilities is to nail the draft picks and remain confident and believe in the young core the team is building. Brandon Miller and Mark Williams are perfect pieces to cover up LaMelo's defensive deficiencies and could be a solid base for a very good team in 3 years.

The 3rd overall pick made an All-Star team in his second season and showed that he belonged, and no stage is too bright, scoring 18 points as he put on a show for the Cleveland crowd.