STORRS, CT - NOVEMBER 11: Andre Drummond #12 of the Connecticut Huskies pounds his chest before a game against the Columbia Lions in the first half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on November 11, 2011 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Though he did not dominate the college basketball scene like many had expected, Andre Drummond did enough to impress NBA scouts and was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the ninth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Drummond was rated one of the top prospects in the country out of high school and moved up a year to play college basketbal last year for UConn. Drummond is a freakish athlete with an incredible combination of size and strength. He has an NBA ready body right now. He'll join last year's first round pick Brandon Knight and will play alongside another young frontcourt player in Greg Monroe.
Drummond played 28.4 minutes per game as a true freshman for UConn and averaged 10 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and just under one steal per game for a Huskies team that struggled with chemistry issues and leadership with head coach Jim Calhoun on and off the sidelines this season.
Drummond is the second Big East player to be selected after Syracuse's Dion Waiters and likely the first of two UConn players to go in the lottery with Jeremy Lamb projected to be drafted with any one of the next few selections.