NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Bill Walker #5 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Best Big 12 Player Drafted #47: Bill Walker, Kansas St. Wildcats, by the Washington Wizards in 2008.
The choice here was difficult as you could argue neither #47 met their hyped up expectations. Walker wins though based on an NBA career.
Best Non-Big 12 Player Drafted 47th: Mo Williams, Alabama Crimson Tide, by the Utah Jazz in 2003.
Lots of people claim Mo Williams to be overhyped, mainly because for two years he had a guy named LeBron James on his team. That may be true, but Williams was averaging over 17 points a game the year before he joined Cleveland. And while his points per game dropped after LeBron took his talents to South Beach, his assists per game this season were a career high 6.6.
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.
Who's the better Big 12 representative of the 47th pick?
Bill Walker (21 votes)
Tiny Gallon (2 votes)
23 total votes