7 Big 12 players selected in NBA Draft

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For the second consecutive year, the Big 12 led all other conferences with six first round picks in the NBA Draft. Texas’ Tristan Thompson was one of the surprises of the night by being selected #4 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Three Big 12 players were taken in a row to conclude the lottery, Colorado’s Alec Burks at #12 to the Utah Jazz, Kansas twins Markieff Morris to the Phoenix Suns at #13, and Marcus Morris to the Houston Rockets at #14. Two more players from Texas were picked at the end of the first round, Jordan Hamilton was selected by the Dallas Mavericks and later traded to the Denver Nuggets at #26, plus Corey Joseph was taken by the San Antonio Spurs at #29. The Big 12’s only second round pick was Josh Selby of Kansas at #49 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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