The NBA Draft one-and-done rule started in 2006. Some have become NBA superstars, while others probably wish they would have stayed in college longer. Here are the 10 best players who left after one season of NCAA basketball. By Louis Ojeda Jr. / FOX Sports Southwest
Tristan Thompson | College: Texas | 2011 NBA Draft | 4th overall pick by Cavaliers
From 2012-16, Thompson didn't miss a game. He became the first player in Cavs history to play in 400 conseuctive regular season games. Won a championship in 2016, playing alongside LeBron James.
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Tyreke Evans | College: Memphis | 2009 NBA Draft | 4th overall pick by Kings
Named 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year over future superstars BLake Griffin, James Harden, and Stephen Curry from the same draft class.
Karl-Anthony Towns | College: Kentucky | 2015 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Timberwolves
Named 2016 Rookie of the Year. In his second season with the Timberwolves, he surpassed former franchise star Kevin Love's record for points in a season with 2,061.
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DeMarcus Cousins | College: Kentucky | 2010 NBA Draft | 5th overall pick by Kings
A three-time All-Star and the face of the Kings franchise for most of his career before being traded to the Pelicans during the 2016-17 season.
John Wall | College: Kentucky | 2010 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Wizards
The four-time All-Star has put the Wizards back on the map. He had his best season in 2016-17, averaging career highs 23.1 points and 10 assists per game.
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Kyrie Irving | College: Duke | 2011 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Cavaliers
Irving was a star from the start as the 2012 Rookie of the Year. A four-time All-Star and the 2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP. Won a championship after LeBron James' return to Cleveland.
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Derrick Rose | College: Memphis | 2008 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Bulls
Rose's best years were early in his career. After being named the 2009 Rookie of the Year, he went on to earn the NBA MVP in 2011. However, multiple injuries stalled his potential and the Bulls traded him to the Knicks in 2016.
Kevin Love | College: UCLA | 2008 NBA Draft | 5th overall pick by Grizzlies
One of the best big men in the game, Love was dominant with the Timberwolves from 2008-14. But his individual efforts were never enough to make Minnesota a serious title contender. The four-time All-Star joined the Cavaliers in 2014 and won a championship in 2016.
Anthony Davis | College: Kentucky | 2012 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Pelicans
The future continues to look bright in New Orleans since Davis was drafted. A four-time All-Star, two-time NBA blocks leader, and two-time All-NBA First-Team. Davis continues to set new franchise records.
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Kevin Durant | College: Texas | 2008 NBA Draft | 1st overall pick by Sonics/Thunder
Arguably the best active player in the NBA, Durant has been nearly unstoppable thoughout his career. An eight-time All-Star, four-time scoring champion, and five-time All-NBA First Team. Durant was named the league's 2014 MVP. After nine seasons with the Thunder, Durant joined the Warriors where he won a championship in his first season and was named NBA Finals MVP.