NEW YORK - JUNE 24: Ekpe Udoh stands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being drafted sixth by The Golden State warriors at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York City.
The new number in the Big 12 is 'ten' as in the conference has 10 teams and 10 Big 12 alumni heard their names called last night.
Former Baylor Bear Ekpe Udoh was the highest drafted pick, going 6th to the Golden State Warriors, where he will wallow away in obscurity in the East Bay.
A pair of Kansas Jayhawks followed shortly there after with Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry going at 11 and 12 to New Orleans and Memphis, respectively. (Aldrich's pick was subsequently traded to OKC where he'll team with former Big 12er Kevin Durant to form a formidable front court).
Then there was a run of Big 12 alumni at 19, 20 and 21 with Texas' Avery Bradley, Oklahoma State's James Anderson and Iowa State's Craig Brackins heading to Boston, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. (Brackins' pick ended up being apart of the Aldrich deal, so Brackins ended up in New Orleans).
Texas' Damion James rounded out the Big 12 first round, going to Atlanta and quickly traded to New Jersey, where he'll team with former Mizzou star Keyon Dooling.
In the second round Longhorn big man Dexter Pittman went to Miami, and a pair of Sooners went to Milwaukee (Tiny Gallon) and the LA Clippers, the latter of which teams Willie Warren and Blake Griffin back up together.
Overall the Big 12 was well represented. There were some former standouts who didn't hear their names called, like Sherron Collins, Marquis Gilstrap and Tweety Carter, but my guess is that we'll hear about them in the summer league.