NBA draft night effects two groups the most: the rookies and the fans. The new youthful players hit the podium with smiles that say ‘Mama, I made it,’ while the fans erupt (or sometimes implode) over the hopes that their favorite team’s new energy is the missing piece to that proverbial next step. Rebuilding, reloading; whatever the team needs is encapsulated in the emotion behind those million-dollar tears trickling off those rookie faces. Sometimes those dreams turn to nightmares louder than a Meek Mill intro. Injuries, off-court distractions and mis-scouted talent can turn those hopes into harsh realities. Some players never reach the levels we thought they could, but others just take longer to get there. Here’s a group of young NBA players who are finally hitting those high-expectations.