Best Big 12 Player Drafted #60: Will Blalock, Iowa St. Cyclones, by the Detroit Pistons in 2006
Declaring for the draft after his junior year in Ames, Blalock became 2006's Mr. Irrelevant going to the Motor City with last pick in the draft. Despite going last, the point guard actually saw some NBA action, playing in 14 games while averaging 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds per game during the 2006-07 season. After that Blalock has bounced around other leagues, and is currently playing professionally in Australia.
Other Notable Big 12 Players Drafted 60th: None
Best Non-Big 12 Player Drafted 60th: Semih Erden, Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey), by the Boston Celtics in 2008
Of all the 60th picks, the 7-footer from Istanbul had the most prolific NBA career, playing in 41 games and averaging 4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game.
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.