With the No. 9 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Andre Drummond from UConn.
Drummond is widely considered the biggest risk in the 2012 class. He has the combination of size and athleticism that scouts covet, but his skills leave so much to be desired, and he's so bad shooting free throws (29 percent at UConn), that you wonder if he'll ever be anything more than a very large body. The DeAndre Jordan comparisons are apt, though Drummond is much more exciting based on his potential; his footwork isn't completely horrible, and he has shown some ability to score outside of lobs and offensive rebounds (which constitute Jordan's limits). The key for Drummond could very well be how he's coached at the NBA level. We've seen countless big men fade out of memory because of a lack of development, which is partly on the franchise that picks them.