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2012 NBA Draft RECAP

By: Jeff Meadows

The 2012 NBA Draft was loaded with top notch talent that were eager to become part of a small group of men that can claim to play on an NBA team. In this year's draft, like each year, there were some teams that came out better of than others as well as some surprises but for the most part players went to their projected teams. Let's take a look at HoopsReport's coverage of the 2012 NBA Draft.

1. NO HORNETS selected 6'10 (F) Anthony Davis out of KENTUCKY
2. CHARLOTTE selected 6'7 (F) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out of KENTUCKY
3. WIZARDS selected 6'3 (G) Bradley Beal out of FLORIDA
4. CAVALIERS selected 6'4 (G) Dion Waiters out of SYRACUSE
5. KINGS selected 6'11 (PF) Thomas Robinson out of KANSAS
6. PORTLAND selected 6'3 (PG) Damian Lillard out of WEBER STATE
7. GOLDEN STATE selected 6'7 (SF) Harrison Barnes out of UNC
8. TORONTO selected 6'6 (SG) Terrence Ross out of WASHINGTON
9. DETRIOT selected 6'11 (F) Andre Drummond out of CONNECTICUT
10. NO HORNETS selected 6'4 (G) Austin Rivers out of DUKE
11. PORTLAND selected 7'0 (C) Meyers Leonard out of ILLINIOS
12. HOUSTON selected 6'7 (G) Jeremy Lamb out of CONNECTICUT
13. PHOENIX selected 6'3 (PG) Kendall Marshall out of UNC
14. MILWAUKEE selected 6'11 (F) John Henson out of UNC
15. PHILADELPHIA selected 6'7 (SF) Maurice Harkless out of ST. JOHNS
16. HOUSTON selected 6'8 (F) Royce White out of IOWA STATE
17. DALLAS selected 7'0 (PF) Tyler Zeller out of UNC
18. HOUSTON selected 6'8 (F) Terrence Jones out of KENTUCKY
19. ORLANDO selected 6'9 (PF) Andrew Nicholson out of ST. BONAVENTURE
20. DENVER selected 6'7 (SG) Evan Fournier out of POITERS BASKET 86 (France)
21. BOSTON selected 6'9 (F) Jared Sullinger out of OHIO STATE
22. BOSTON selected 7'0 (C) Fab Melo out of SYRACUSE
23. ATLANTA selected 6'4 (G) John Jenkins
24. CAVALIERS selected 6'4 (G) Jared Cunningham out of OREGON STATE
25. MEMPHIS selected 6'4 (PG) Tony Wroten, Jr. out of WASHINGTON
26. INDIANA selected 6'11 (PF) Miles Plumlee out of DUKE
27. MIAMI selected 6'11 (PF) Arnett Moultrie out of MISSISSIPPI STATE
28. OKC THUNDER selected 6'11 (F) Perry Jones III out of BAYLOR*
29. BULLS selected 6'2 (G) Marquis Teague out of KENTUCKY
30. GOLDEN STATE selected 6'11 (F) Festus Ezeli out of VANDERBILT

31. BOBCATS selected 6'7 (F) Jeffery Taylor out of VANDERBILT
32. WIZARDS selected 6'7 (F) Tomas Satoransky* out of BANCA CIVICA (Spain)
33. CAVALIERS selected 6'10 (C) Bernard James FLORIDA STATE sent rights to DALLAS
34. CAVALIERS selected 6'6 (F) Jae Crowder MARQUETTE sent rights to DALLAS
35. KINGS selected 6'7 (F) Dramond Green out of MICHIGAN STATE
36. KINGS selected 6'5 (G) Orlando Johnson out of UC SANTA BARBERA 
37. TORONTO selected 6'7 (G) Quincy Acy out of BAYLOR
38. DENVER selected (F) 6'10 Quincy Miller out of BAYLOR
39. DETROIT selected 6'7 (F) Khris Middleton out of TEXAS A&M
40. PORTLAND selected 6'6 (SG) Will Barton out of MEMPHIS
41. PORTLAND selected 6'3 (PG) Tyshawn Taylor out of KANSAS
42. MILWAUKEE selected 6'2 (G) Doron Lamb out of KENTUCKY
43. ATLANTA selected 6'8 (PF) Mike Scott out of VIRGINIA
44. DETROIT selected 6'4 (G) Kim English out of MISSOURI
45. PHILADELPHIA selected 7'0 (C) Justin Hamilton out of LSU
46. NO HORNETS selected 6'8 (F) Darius Miller out of KENTUCKY
47. UTAH selected 6'6 (G) Kevin Murphy out of TENNESSEE TECH
48. NY KNICKS 6'8 (F) Kostas Papanikolaou out of OLYMPIACOS (Greece)
49. ORLANDO selected 7'0 (C) Kyle O'Quinn
50. DENVER selected 7'1 (C) Izzet Turkyilmaz out of BANVIT (Turkey)
51. BOSTON selected 6'7 (SF) Kris Joseph out of SYRACUSE
52. GOLDEN STATE selected 7'1 (C) Ognjen Kuzmic out of CLINICAS RINCON (Spain)
53. LA CLIPPERS selected 6'9 (PF) Furkan Aldemir out of GALATASARAY (Turkey)
54. PHILADELPHIA selected 6'9 (F) Tornike Shengelia out of SPIROU CHARLERO (Belgium)
55. DALLAS selected 6'2 (SG) Darius Johnson-Odom out of MARQUETTE
56. TORONTO selected 7'0 (F) Tomislav Zubcic out of CIBONA ZAGREB (Croatia)
57. BKNS selected 6'10 (F) FIlkan Karaman out of GALATASARAY (Turkey)
58. MINNESOTA selected 6'8 (F) Robbie Hummel out of PURDUE
59. SAN ANTONIO selected 6'3 (G) Marcus Denmon out of MISSOURI
60. LA LAKERS selected 7'0 (C) Robert Sacre out of GONZAGA

In this year's draft there were quite a few winners but the two teams that stood out in my opinion were the NO HORNETS and the BOSTON CELTICS. The HORNETS led the way by selecting the best player overall in 6'10 (F) Anthony Davis out of KENTUCKY as the #1 pick and the HORNETS second pick in the draft was the "Electrifying" 6'4 (CG) Austin Rivers out of DUKE as the #10 overall pick in the draft and for their third and final selection, the HORNETS received a gift in the second round drafting the "Jack of All Trades" 6'8 (F) Darius Miller out of KENTUCKY who will be reuniting with former college teammate and #1 overall selection in this year's draft Anthony Davis. I give the HORNETS an A+ in this year's NBA Draft. Even though the CELTICS are aging by the minute, they remain among the top teams in the league but with their new acquisitions the CELTICS have made it very apparent that they intend on contending for the Eastern Conference Championship and beyond. Starting off with the CELTICS third and final pick, #51 overall 6'7 (F) Kris Joseph who was a very vital peace to SYRACUSE's puzzle last season as the ORANGE held the #1 spot for some time. Next up is the CELTICS first pick, #21 overall 6'9 (F) "Player of the Year" runner up 6'9 (F) Jarred Sullinger out of OHIO STATE and last but definitely not least is a player who absolutely dominated throughout the course of the regular season but a late season injury sidelined him for the entire NCAA tournament cut the chances of his once favored SYRACUSE squad in half, I'm talking about the "Man in the Middle" 7'0 (C) Fab Mello the CELTICS second pick,#22 overall. Fab is a "Shot Blocking Extroadinare" which will make the CELTICS inside presence even stronger. The Eastern Conference is going to be a bare next year and with the CELTICS new additions, look for things to be even tighter in the east next year and by the way, I give the CELTICS an A+ as well.

Once again the KENTUCKY WILDCATS sends multiple players in the 1st round (four to be exact) along with yet another #1 overall pick in Anthony Davis as well as the #2 overall pick in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. For the past couple of years the #1 overall pic and the College National "Player of the Year" has come out KENTUCKY John Wall and Anthony Davis, KENTUCKY have also manage to place a total of 10 players in 2 years which is almost un heard of and by the looks of things KENTUCKY may have a chance to duplicate this year's feat next year as they continue to sign top high school players such as 6'11 (C) Willie Cauley out of Spearville, KS and 6'8 (F) Perry Ellis out of Wichita KS. Look for KENTUCKY to continue there winning ways and producing countless pros.

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This article is associated with the following player(s):
Acy, Quincy
Barnes, Harrison
Barton, Will
Cunningham, Jared
Davis, Anthony
Denmon, Marcus
Drummond, Andre
Harkless, Maurice
Henson, John
Hummel, Robbie
Jenkins, John
Jones, Terrence
Jones III, Perry
Joseph, Kris
Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael
Lamb, Doron
Lamb, Jeremy
Leonard, Meyers
Marshall, Kendall
Middleton, Khris
Miller, Darius
Miller, Quincy
Murphy, Kevin
Plumlee, Miles
Rivers, Austin
Robinson, Thomas
Ross, Terrence
Sullinger, Jared
Teague, Marquis
Waiters, Dion
White, Royce
Wroten, Tony
Zeller, Tyler

POSTED: 6-30-2012