A look at the NBA's top 2012 draft prospects

SLIDESHOW - theGrio counts down the top 10 prospects in tonight's NBA Draft...

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The 2011-12 NBA season got off to a rough start.  A lockout may have delayed the season opener until Christmas day — but once the action started, ratings and fan interest picked up. The Miami Heat have been crowned champions and now everyone’s attention turns to tonight’s NBA Draft. Kentucky standout freshman Anthony Davis is the clear-cut prize at  number one,  but there are other prospects who will make immediate contributions to teams picking in the top ten. Among the talented ten include Kansas forward Thomas Robinson, North Carolina swingman Harrison Barnes and Florida do-it-all guard Bradley Beal.

TheGrio lists the top ten NBA draft prospects who you will see not only tonight on stage, but in the highlight reels when next season begins this fall.