The Detroit Pistons recently flew to New York to see a workout with former UConn center Andre Drummond, according to ESPN.com's Chad Ford:
Sources say that the Pistons flew to NY to see Andre Drummond workout on Tuesday evening just in case he slides to 9.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2012
Drummond, a 7-footer, played one season with the Huskies. He averaged 10 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
Drummond is believed by some to have upside worthy of the No. 2 pick, but as Ford said on a recent podcast, there are questions about the 18-year-old's work ethic:
...this isn't a question of his character, by the way -- he doesn't have a clue what it takes to be a great NBA player. He doesn't understand the work that's got to be put in, how hard it is, all the obstacles and challenges he's going to face. He doesn't have a clue.
Drummond was at his worst in UConn's second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Iowa State, when he had two points and three rebounds.
On Wednesday, SB Nation's Mock Draft had Drummond going No. 3 overall to the Washington Wizards. DraftExpress.com's current mock draft projects the Pistons taking Drummond, while an ESPN mock draft has him going No. 5 to the Sacramento Kings.
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