Best Big 12 Player Drafted #54: Willie Warren, Oklahoma Sooners, by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010.
Willie was a can't miss, who missed. During his freshman year he showed so much promise that he was on everyone's watch list. Oh yeah, Blake Griffin was on that team and took triple teams, leaving Warren open to do as he pleased. Once Blake left, Willie was left to carry the load, and ended up going from a sure fire lottery pick to the 54th overall selection
Other Notable Big 12 Players Drafted 54th: None.
Best Non-Big 12 Player Drafted 54th: Hassan Adams, Arizona Wildcats, by the New Jersey Nets in 2006.
Adams played on year in the Association, seeing action in 61 games while starting eight. The Nets were obviously unimpressed, as they cut him following his rookie season and he has bounced around since, last being spotted in a Philippine league.
In preparation for the 2011 NBA Draft, each day until June 23 we'll count down the best Big 12 player drafted with each pick. This list only takes into account players who played in the Big 12, so it starts with the 1997 draft. In total 70 Big 12 alumni have been selected, filling 43 of the 60 possible slots.