What would a NBA Draft of former Big Ten players look like?

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What would a NBA Draft of former Big Ten players look like?

With the 2016 NBA Draft set to get underway on Thursday, it’s time to have some drafting fun.

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Several former Big Ten stars are expected to hear their name called in the upcoming draft, which got me thinking about this year’s Big Ten class, and how they fare compared to past Big Ten draft picks.

Imagine if every former Big Ten player in the NBA today was filtered into a one-round NBA Draft, which included this year’s draft prospects. What would it look like?

I’m going to answer that for you. In order to do so, I’m going to use this year’s NBA Draft order. So, the Philadelphia 76ers will pick first, while the Golden State Warriors will pick 30th.

This list doesn’t necessarily reflect the order of the top Big Ten players in the NBA today, because you have to take age, injuries and numerous other factors into account. Think of it as if you were drafting a team to start your own NBA franchise right now.

With that said, here’s a look at what a one-round draft of former Big Ten players in the NBA today would look like. Remember, this year’s NBA draft prospects are included.

1. Philadelphia 76ers: PF Draymond Green
Big Ten School: Michigan State
Current NBA Team: Golden State Warriors
Drafted: 2012, Second Round, 35th overall
NBA Stats: 13.9 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 7.4 APG

2. Los Angeles Lakers: SG Victor Oladipo
Big Ten School: Indiana
Current NBA Team: Orlando Magic
Drafted: 2013, First Round, 2nd overall
NBA Stats: 16.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.9 APG

3. Boston Celtics: PF Zach Randolph
Big Ten School: Michigan State
Current NBA Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Drafted: 2001, First Round, 19th overall
NBA Stats: 15.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.1 APG

4. Phoenix Suns: PG Mike Conley Jr.
Big Ten School: Ohio State
Current NBA Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Drafted: 2007, First Round, 4th overall
NBA Stats: 15.3 PPG, 6.1 APG, 2.9 RPG

5. Minnesota Timberwolves: SG Gary Harris
Big Ten School: Michigan State
Current NBA Team: Denver Nuggets
Drafted: 2014, First Round, 19th overall
NBA Stats: 12.3 PPG, 2.9RPG, 1.9 APG

6. New Orleans Pelicans: PG D’Angelo Russell
Big Ten School: Ohio State
Current NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Drafted: 2015, First Round, 2nd overall
NBA Stats: 13.2 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.3 APG

7. Denver Nuggets: SG Jamal Crawford
Big Ten School: Michigan
Current NBA Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Drafted: 2000, First Round, 8th overall
NBA Stats: 14.2 PPG, 2.3 APG, 1.8 RPG

8. Sacramento Kings: PF Jared Sullinger
Big Ten School: Ohio State
Current NBA Team: Boston Celtics
Drafted: 2012, First Round, 21st overall
NBA Stats: 10.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.3 APG

9. Toronto Raptors: SG Eric Gordon
Big Ten School: Indiana
Current NBA Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Drafted: 2008, First Round, 7th overall
NBA Stats: 15.2 PPG, 2.7 APG, 2.2 RPG

10. Milwaukee Bucks: SG Evan Turner
Big Ten School: Ohio State
Current NBA Team: Boston Celtics
Drafted: 2010, First Round, 2nd overall
NBA Stats: 10.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.4 APG

11. Orlando Magic: PF Deyonta Davis
Big Ten School: Michigan State
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
Current NBA Stats: N/A

12. Utah Jazz: PG Deron Williams
Big Ten School: Illinois
Current NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks
Drafted: 2005, First Round, 3rd overall
Current NBA Stats: 14.1 PPG, 5.8 APG, 2.9 RPG

13. Phoenix Suns: PF Frank Kaminsky
Big Ten School: Wisconsin
Current NBA Team: Charlotte Hornets
Drafted: 2015, First Round, 9th overall
Current NBA Stats: 7.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.2 APG

14. Chicago Bulls: PG/SG Denzel Valentine
Big Ten School: Michigan State
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
Current NBA Stats: N/A

15. Denver Nuggets: PF Diamond Stone
Big Ten School: Maryland
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
Current NBA Stats: N/A

16. Boston Celtics: PF Cody Zeller
Big Ten School: Indiana
Current NBA Team: Charlotte Hornets
Drafted: 2013, First Round, 4th overall
Current NBA Stats: 8.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.0 APG

17. Memphis Grizzlies: PG Trey Burke
Big Ten School: Michigan
Current NBA Team: Utah Jazz
Drafted: 2013, First Round, 9th overall
Current NBA Stats: 10.6 PPG, 2.3 APG, 1.8 RPG

18. Detroit Pistons: SF Sam Dekker
Big Ten School: Wisconsin
Current NBA Team: Houston Rockets
Drafted: 2015, First Round, 18th overall
NBA Stats: N/A

19. Denver Nuggets: PF Carl Landry
Big Ten School: Purdue
Current NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Drafted: 2007, Second Round, 31st overall
Current NBA Stats: 9.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.9 APG

20. Indiana Pacers: C A.J. Hammons
Big Ten School: Purdue
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
NBA Stats: N/A

21. Atlanta Hawks: PG Devin Harris
Big Ten School: Wisconsin
Current NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks
Drafted: 2004, First Round, 5th overall
NBA Stats: 7.6 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.8 APG

22. Charlotte Hornets: PF Jon Leuer
Big Ten School: Wisconsin
Current NBA Team: Phoenix Suns
Drafted: 2011, Second Round, 40th pick
NBA Stats: 8.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.1 APG

23. Boston Celtics: SG Caris LeVert
Big Ten School: Michigan
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
NBA Stats: N/A

24. Philadelphia 76ers: SG Tim Hardaway Jr.
Big Ten School: Michigan
Current NBA Team: Atlanta Hawks
Drafted: 2013, First Round, 21st overall
NBA Stats: 6.4 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.0 APG

25. Los Angeles Clippers: C Meyers Leonard
Big Ten School: Illinois
Current NBA Team: Portland Trailblazers
Drafted: 2012, First Round, 11th overall
NBA Stats: 8.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.5 APG

26. Philadelphia 76ers: SF Jake Layman
Big Ten School: Maryland
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
NBA Stats: N/A

27. Toronto Raptors: PF Robert Carter Jr.
Big Ten School: Maryland
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
NBA Stats: N/A

28. Phoenix Suns: Kosta Koufos
Big Ten School: Ohio State
Current NBA Team: Sacramento Kings
Drafted: 2008, First Round, 23rd overall
NBA Stats: 6.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 0.4 APG

29. San Antonio Spurs: SF Jarrod Uthoff
Big Ten School: Iowa
Current NBA Team: N/A
Drafted: N/A
NBA Stats: N/A

30. Golden State Warriors: SG E’Twaun Moore
Big Ten School: Purdue
Current NBA Team: Chicago Bulls
Drafted: 2011, Second Round, 55th overall
Current NBA Stats: 7.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.7 APG

 

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