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Big 12 NBA Draft History: With the 16th Overall Pick...

Best Big 12 Player Drafted #16: Joey Graham, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, by the Toronto Raptors in 2005.
With apologies to the Haley's Joey was half of the first really good twins to play in the Big 12, followed several years later by KU's Morris twins. Along with brother Stephen, Joey helped Ok State go 25-7 in Big 12 play during his two years in Stillwater.

Other Notable Big 12 Players Drafted 16th: None.

Best Non-Big 12 Player Drafted 16th: Ron Artest, St. John's Red Storm, by the Chicago Bulls in 1999.
Known as one of the best defenders in the NBA, Artest is a guy who fans of teams he's on love while opposing fans loathe.  He is outspoken and was a main participant in the Pistons-Pacers Brawl, but if you need dirty buckets, or a stop defensively, Artest might be the first you call.

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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