Big 12 NBA Draft History: With the 19th Overall Pick...

Best Big 12 Player Drafted #19: Scot Pollard, Kansas Jayhawks, by the Detroit Pistons in 1997.

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Other Notable Big 12 Players Drafted 19th: Avery Bradley, Texas Longhorns, by the Boston Celtics in 2010.

Best Non-Big 12 Player Drafted 19th: Zach Randolph, Michigan St. Spartans, by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2001.
If the 2011 playoffs have taught us anything it is that virtual unknown Zach Randolph is the real deal.  Sure Randolph has averaged 20+ points per game in seven of his 12 NBA season, and hasn't averaged under 17.6 ppg in a season since 2003, but for anyone even on the cusp of the NBA circle, Randolph is far from a household name. After the way he carried the Memphis Grizzlies past the San Antonio Spurs and almost past the Oklahoma City Thunder,Randolph is now on most everyone's radar.

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.

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