Big 12 Draft History Recap

Well that was fun... and what a trip down Big 12 memory lane. There were honestly some guys I had forgotten about, especially those drafted while I was in college (a lot of those days were hazy).

But in the end, Big 12ers were drafted in 44 of the 60 NBA Draft slots.

Below The Jump is a recap of all the picks, both Big 12ers and non alike. But before we get to that, let's look at some stats based on my picks.

Not surprisingly, Kansas had the most top selections with 10. And most of their picks came early in the draft, not some random pick that never saw NBA floor time. A breakdown by school of the top picks.

Jayhawks

10

Longhorns

6

Sooners

5

Cowboys

4

Cyclones

4

Aggies

3

Red Raiders

3

Bears

2

Buffs

2

Huskers

2

Tigers

2

Wildcats

1


As for non-Big 12 schools, not surprisingly, ACC schools reigned supreme, with 12 of the 44 coming from the Atlantic Coast Conference. (What might be surprising, though, is that only one Tar Heel made the list.) Duke led all non-Big 12 schools with four guys on the list, followed closely by Maryland (3), Stanford (3), Arizona (2), Georgia Tech (2) and Wake Forest (2). No other school had more than one guy on the list.

The list also showed the importance of looking overseas for talent. Seven of the 44 came from outside the country, and a lot of those were late draft picks, showing that scouting overseas could be improved.

Anyways, check after The Jump for a comprehensive list of all those who I felt were the best at each slot.

Click on the Pick Number to read the recap

PICK

BEST
BIG 12 PICK

SCHOOL

BEST
NON-BIG12 PICK

SCHOOL /
COUNTRY

60

Will Blaylock

Iowa St. Cyclones

Semih Erden

Turkey

59

Chinemelu Elonu

Texas A&M Aggies

D.J. Strawberry

Maryland Terrapins

58

No Big 12 Player Drafted

57

Nate Erdmann

Oklahoma Sooners

Manu Ginobili

Italy

56

Sasha Kaun

Kansas Jayhawks

Luis Scola

Spain

55

Kris Clack

Texas Longhorns

Lawrence Roberts

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

54

Willie Warren

Sooners

Hasaan Adams

Arizona Wildcats

53

No Big 12 Player Drafted

52

Darnell Jackson

Jayhawks

Jarron Collins

Stanford Cardinal

51

JamesOn Curry

Oklahoma St. Cowboys

Kyle Korver

Crieghton Bluejays

50

Venson Hamilton

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Ryan Gomes

Providence Friars

49

Cory Carr

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Leon Powe

California Golden Bears

48

Taylor Griffin

Sooners

Marc Gasol

Spain

47

Bill Walker

Kansas St. Wildcats

Mo Williams

Alabama Crimson Tide

46

No Big 12 Player Drafted

45

Ryan Robertson

Jayhawks

Loren Woods

Arizona Wildcats

44

No Big 12 Player Drafted

43

No Big 12 Player Drafted

42

Daniel Gibson

Longhorns

Zaza Pachulia

Turkey

41

No Big 12 Player Drafted

40

No Big 12 Player Drafted

39

No Big 12 Player Drafted

38

Eduardo Najera

Sooners

Steve Blake

Maryland Terrapins

37

36

Andre Emmett

Red Raiders

Sam Young

Pittsburgh Panthers

35

DeAndre Jordan

Aggies

Carlos Boozer

Duke Blue Devils

34

Mario Chalmers

Jayhawks

Brian Scalabrine

USC Trojans

33

No Big 12 Player Drafted

32

Jackson Vroman

Cyclones

Rashard Lewis

High School

31

No Big 12 Player Drafted

30

No Big 12 Player Drafted

29

David Harrison

Colorado Buffaloes

Mark Madsen

Stanford Cardinal

28

No Big 12 Player Drafted

27

Linas Kleiza

Missouri Tigers

Arron Afflalo

UCLA Bruins

26

No Big 12 Player Drafted

25

Tony Allen

Cowboys

Gerald Wallace

Alabama Crimson Tide

24

Damion James

Longhorns

Delonte West

St. Joseph's Hakws

23

Tyronn Lue

Huskers

Omri Casspi

Israel

22

Brian Skinner

Baylor Bears

Jarrett Jack

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

21

Craig Brackins

Cyclones

Rajon Rondo

Kentucky Wildcats

20

Kareem Rush

Tigers

Brendan Haywood

North Carolina Tar Heels

19

Scot Pollard

Jayhawks

Zach Randolph

Michigan St. Spartans

18

No Big 12 Player Drafted

17

Desmond Mason

Cowboys

Danny Granger

New Mexico Lobos

16

Joey Graham

Cowboys

Ron Artest

St. John's Red Storm

15

Kelvin Cato

Cyclones

Rodney Stuckey

Eastern Washington Eagles

14

No Big 12 Player Drafted

13

Brandon Rush

Jayhawks

Corey Maggette

Duke Blue Devils

12

Nick Collison

Jayhawks

Thaddeus Young

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

11

Acie Law

Aggies

J.J. Redick

Duke Blue Devils

10

Paul Pierce

Jayhawks

Brook Lopez

Stanford Cardinal

9

D.J. Augustin

Longhorns

Dirk Nowitzki

Germany

8

T.J. Ford

Longhorns

Rudy Gay

Connecticut Huskies

7

Kirk Hinrich

Jayhawks

Stephen Curry

Davidson Wildcats

6

Ekpe Udoh

Bears

Shane Battier

Duke Blue Devils

5

Tony Battie

Red Raiders

Dwyane Wade

Marquette Golden Eagles

4

Drew Gooden

Jayhawks

Chris Paul

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

3

Chauncey Billups

Buffs

Carmelo Anthony

Syracuse Orange

2

Kevin Durant

Longhorns

Steve Francis

Maryland Terrapins

1

Blake Griffin

Sooners

Tim Duncan

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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