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Will Brandon Ingram prove his star potential in Year 2?

Mike Schmitz scouts Brandon Ingram heading into his sophomore season. Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram didn't live up to rookie expectations with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. His 8.5 player efficiency rating over the course of 79 games ranked 14th among the 20 2016 draftees to appear in at least 50 contests.

Under the microscope of a rabid Lakers fan base, every zero-point dud or nerve-induced air-balled free throw was heavily scrutinized, and Ingram had his fair share of hiccups as a rookie.

How likely is he to bounce back in his second season? Will he break out as the best long-term prospect from his draft class?

Let's look at what didn't translate from Duke to the NBA, and what could change for Ingram as a sophomore.