2011 NBA Draft- Top 25 Players Pick

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More than 60 basketball players were drafted in 2011, but only a few became famous and wealthy. Among them, Kyrie Irving was the first pick, and Isaiah Thomas was the last. So we have listed the top 25 NBA players who were drafted in 2011 and showed their amazing skill and talent. Some of them are still playing basketball in different leagues around the globe.

25 best NBA players who were drafted in 2011

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievements
Kyrie IrvingKyrie Irving30Cleveland Cavaliers1st1stPoint guard
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 7× NBA All-Star
Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson31Cleveland Cavaliers1st4thPower forward/Center
  • NBA champion
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Kemba WalkerKemba Walker32Charlotte Bobcats1st9thPoint guard
  • 4× NBA All-Star
  • 2× NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • All-NBA Third Team
Jimmer FredetteJimmer Fredette33Milwaukee Bucks1st10thPoint/Shooting guard
  • Greek League champion
  • CBA International MVP
  • 3× CBA All-Star
Klay ThompsonKlay Thompson32Golden State Warriors1st11thShooting guard
  • 4× NBA champion
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team
  • 5× NBA All-Star
Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard31Indiana Pacers1st15thSmall forward
  • 2× NBA champion
  • 5× NBA All-Star
  • 2× NBA Finals MVP
Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert32New York Knicks1st17thShooting guard
  • NBA champion
  • Second-team All-ACC
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
Reggie JacksonReggie Jackson32Oklahoma City Thunder1st24thPoint/Shooting guard
  • First-team All-ACC
  • Mr. Colorado Basketball
Jimmy ButlerJimmy Butler32Chicago Bulls1st30thSmall forward
  • 6× NBA All-Star
  • 5× NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 4× All-NBA Third Team
Chandler ParsonsChandler Parsons33Houston Rockets2nd38thSmall forward
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • SEC Player of the Year
  • AP Honorable mention All-American
Isaiah ThomasIsaiah Thomas33Sacramento Kings2nd60thPoint guard
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • All-NBA Second Team
Derrick WilliamsDerrick Williams31Minnesota Timberwolves1st2ndPower forward
  • German League champion
  • Turkish League All-Star
  • Turkish Cup winner
Enes KanterEnes Kanter30Utah Jazz1st3rdCenter
  • FIBA Europe U18 Championship MVP
  • Albert Schweitzer Tournament Most Talented Player
Bismack BiyomboBismack Biyombo29Sacramento Kings1st7thCenterN/A
Alec BurksAlec Burks31Utah Jazz1st12thShooting/Point guard
  • First-team All-Big 12
  • Big 12 All-Rookie Team
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
Marcus MorrisMarcus Morris32Houston Rockets1st14thPower forward
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • First-team All-Big 12
  • Big 12 Player of the Year
Chris SingletonChris Singleton32Washington Wizards1st18thPower forward/Center
  • 2× EuroLeague champion
  • Chinese NBL champion
  • Turkish League champion
Tobias HarrisTobias Harris30Charlotte Bobcats1st19thPower forward
  • Second-team All-SEC – Coaches
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
Kenneth FariedKenneth Faried32Denver Nuggets1st22ndPower forward/Center
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NABC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Consensus second-team All-American
Norris ColeNorris Cole33Chicago Bulls1st28thPoint guard
  • 2× NBA champion
  • French Cup winner
  • Pro A champion
Kyle SinglerKyle Singler34Detroit Pistons2nd33rdSmall forward
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NCAA champion
  • Spanish King’s Cup
Jon LeuerJon Leuer33Milwaukee Bucks1st40thPower forward/Center
  • AP Honorable mention All-American
  • Second-team All-Big Ten
  • First-team All-Big Ten – Coaches
Josh SelbyJosh Selby31Memphis Grizzlies2nd49thPoint guard
  • 2× Israeli League All-Star
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American
Jon DieblerJon Diebler34Portland Trail Blazers2nd51thShooting guard
  • Turkish President’s Cup winner
  • Third-team All-Big Ten
  • Turkish League champion
DeAndre LigginsDeAndre Liggins34Orlando Magic2nd53rdShooting guard/Small forward
  • 2× All-NBA D-League Second Team
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Star
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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