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2012 NBA Draft: Best Undrafted Players

Not everyone can be selected in the NBA Draft. Many undrafted players will go into NBA Summer League hoping to land a camp invite or deal with a team. Most of these players will either sign with a NBA D-League team or go onto Europe and play. Their dream of playing the NBA one day is not dead, they will just need to work even harder and hope that a team takes a chance on them.

This list of undrafted players is filled with players who were once future first-round picks but fell to injury, unknown talent came out of nowhere, and established players who lack upside.

Who went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft? Who do you pick to make an NBA team or stand out in NBA’s D-League this upcoming season?

Scott Machado – Point Guard – Iona
Terrell Stoglin – Shooting Guard – Maryland
Kevin Jones – Power Forward – West Virginia
Drew Gordon – Power Forward – New Mexico
Henry Sims – Center – Georgetown
Garrett Stutz – Center – Wichita State
Hollis Thompson – Small Forward – Georgetown
Eric Griffin – Power Forward – Campbell
William Buford – Shooting Guard – Ohio State
J’Covan Brown – Point Guard – Texas
Kostas Sloukas – Point Guard – Greece
Tony Mitchell – Shooting Guard – Alabama
Tu Holloway – Point Guard – Xavier
JaMychal Green – Power Forward – Alabama
Alex Young – Shooting Guard – IUPUI
Casper Ware – Point Guard – Long Beach State
Cameron Moore – Power Forward – UAB
Ricardo Ratliffe – Power Forward – Missouri
Jordan Taylor – Point Guard – Wisconsin
John Shurna – Small Forward – Northwestern
Yancy Gates – Power Forward – Stanford
Xavier Gibson – Power Forward – Florida State
Gus Gilchrist – Center – South Florida
Toure’ Murry – Shooting Guard – Wichita State
Herb Pope – Power Forward – Seton Hall
Bradford Burgess – Shooting Guard – VCU
Jet Chang – Shooting Guard – BYU Hawaii
Ashton Gibbs – Point Guard – Pittsburgh
Dario Hunt – Power Forward – Nevada
Ralph Sampson III – Center – Minnesota
Maalik Wayns – Point Guard – Villanova
Wesley Witherspoon – Small Forward – Memphis
Dee Bost – Point Guard – Mississippi State
Devoe Joseph – Shooting Guard – Oregon


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Jared Sullinger Dominates IUPUI

My friend Matthew was kind enough to give me and three of my friends tickets to the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. IUPUI Jaguars men’s basketball game. I was excited to see Jared Sullinger play in person. He came into the season was one of the top two freshman in the nation. The way Harrison Barnes has been playing for North Carolina, many now think that Sullinger is the best in the nation. How did he handle an under-sized IUPUI team with nine days rest? Just look at the boxscore…

First, I want to explain that I hate IUPUI. I went to IPFW and they are our rivals. It isn’t exactly Duke/UNC, but I was hoping for a slaughtering. The game wasn’t supposed to be close, the Buckeyes came into the game #2 in the nation and IUPUI was 4-5 on the season. The Jaguars perimeter shooting kept them in the game in the first half, they shot 50% from behind the arc. Ohio State looked rusty as a team and the game was tied 35-35 at the half. The Jaguars looked very hesitant about trying anything near the paint, since Sullinger was waiting there.
Ohio State started the 2nd half very poor and IUPUI kept shooting well from the perimeter. With ten minutes left in the game, the Jaguars had a nine point lead on the #2 team in the country. Thad Matta kept his starting five in the game and decided to run the offense through Sullinger. They kept pounding the ball inside and Sullinger would either score or get fouled. Sullinger made 16 of 23 free throw attempts on the night, struggled from the line early, but found his stride towards the end of the game. The Jaguars started to double-team him inside and to fight that off, he would kick the ball out to Jon Diebler and he made them pay. He was hitting every open shot in the 2nd-half. Ohio State dominated the last ten minutes and won the game 75-64. Sullinger finished the game with 40 points and 13 rebounds. His 40 points set a freshman scoring record at Ohio State and was only the 4th time since the 1940s that a Buckeye scored 40 points in a game.

What should you take from Sullinger’s 40-point outing? IUPUI’s tallest player on the court was 6’8 Anthony Williams, and he isn’t a Wooden Award nominee, to say the least. You should take from this game that Ohio State will always have Sullinger inside to go to if David Lighty, William Buford, or Diebler is off from the perimeter. Ohio State is a very deep team this year, something they couldn’t say last year. Aaron Craft looks solid at the point and if players get in foul trouble, you have freshman DeShaun Thomas for offense and Dallas Lauderdale as a big man defensively. Ohio State is one of the best teams in the nation and they are built for a run in the tournament. It know it is early, but this team could be better than the team lead by Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. in 2006-07.

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