The Milwaukee Bucks made the two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year (#31 John Henson, pictured) the 14th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. Henson established career highs in points (13.8 PPG) and rebounds (10.1 RPG) in 2011-12. He will look to add to the Bucks' frontline as a strong shot blocker and lengthy defender.
Former Syracuse SG Dion Waiters, pictured, decided to forgo his final two years of college after becoming the Big East's Sixth Man of the Year in 2011-12. This came a year after many around the program questioned whether he could make the commitment to get into quality shape. Despite averaging just over 23 minutes a game, the sophomore combo guard averaged 12.6 points/gm.
The 2012 NBA Draft included some minor surprises, one of which included Syracuse SG Dion Waiters going 4th overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. We take a look at each team's selection in last night's 1st and 2nd rounds.
DraftNasty spotlights Kansas All-American power forward Thomas Robinson in our latest video spotlight. Robinson has a chance to hear his name called in the draft's first 15 picks in this June's draft.
After averaging over 17 points per game in 2011-12, Harrison Barnes (#40 pictured) set himself up to get drafted in this year's lottery. His high percentage long range shooting ability will blend well with the NBA's best team in that category (3-point shooting).
Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor (#10 pictured) was electric during his senior season in leading the Jayhawks to the 2012 NCAA Championship game. Ball control and court savvy are keys in his future development.
Many felt the 2010-11 SEC Freshman of the Year (Terrence Jones, #3 pictured) would declare early for the 2011 NBA Draft. However, he returned for his sophomore year with hopes of winning a national championship. In the process, he proved that he could excel in somewhat of a complimentary role with many outstanding freshmen who've arguably taken some of his appeal. Regardless, the Wildcats were at their best when Jones played aggressive during their 2012 championship season. We break down his game in our video spotlight on DraftNasty's 15th-ranked prospect for the 2012 NBA Draft.
Many expected Connecticut freshman PF-C Andre Drummond to take the circuitous route of prep level ball and head to the NBA after just one season. Instead, the Oakdale, Connecticut native decided to take his unique talent down the road to play for the national champions. The Big East was left holding its breath while anticipating an immense impact. Arguably the draft's most polarizing prospect, many NBA scouts feel he has star potential with development. We broke down Drummond's game as he toured during the summer months with his AAU team in Orlando, Florida. One of his top battles came against incoming UCLA freshman forward Tony Parker. We take an inside look at the matchup.
The 2010-11 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Ratliffe, #10 pictured) enhanced his 2012 NBA Draft stock with a strong senior season for the Tigers.
One of the NCAA’s best floor generals, Machado has given himself a chance to get drafted this summer in the second round. He won the Haggerty Award and was named the MAAC Player of the Year in 2011-12.