The Pistons believe they got a real steal in last night’s draft as 18-year old center Andre Drummond from Connecticut was still available when it came time for Detroit to make the ninth selection in the first round.
The 6-11 Drummond is considered somewhat of a risky choice and is all about potential, but Detroit figured his talent was too much to pass up. Drummond was a presence in the paint in his only season at U-Conn, averaging 2.7 blocks a game along with 10 points and 7.6 rebounds a game.
In the second round, with the 39th pick, the Pistons took power forward Khris Middleton from Texas A-&-M while at number-44, Detroit drafted Missouri guard Kim English.
Former Michigan State star Draymond Green went in the second round to Golden State as the Warriors made Green the 35th overall selection. The New Orleans Hornets selectedKentucky forward Anthony Davis with the top-overall pick and thenCharlotte tookKentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
It marked the first time in draft history that two players from the same school were taken with the top two selections.