Class of 2006: The Ten Best Ten Years Later
“Just give it time, we’ll see who’s still around a decade from now.”
This line was said by the great Canadian philosopher Drake. While he was talking about his rap peers and how quickly you can go from being hot-to-not, it can be applied to any facet of life. ESPECIALLY ball players.
With all NBA training camps officially open for the 2015-16 season, I decided to look back at the 2006 HS class and see who’s “still around.”
Check out the 10 most successful players from the Class of 2006:
10. Ryan Anderson. Oak Ridge (CA) HS Ranking: #98
College: California (2006–2008)
NBA draft: 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Pro career: 2008–present
Last Season: 13.7 PTS, 4.8 REBS
Career: 12.5 PTS, 5.5 REBS, 38% 3PT
Anderson declared for the draft after leading the Pac-10 in scoring his sophomore year with 21.6 points per game. He’s had solid years in Orlando and now currently in New Orleans. Anderson won the NBA Most Improved Player of the Year Award in 2012.