With the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Andre Drummond, center out of the University of Connecticut.
Drummond is a big-time athlete at 6'11" with a 7'6" wingspan. He played just one season at UConn, where he averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. Drummond is still just 18 years old and physically compares to Dwight Howard as an athletic big man. While his NBA game still needs to mature, the long-term upside for Drummond may be second only to top pick Anthony Davis.
The Pistons appeared to be targeting Drummond but needed help to make sure he fell down to the ninth pick. When Toronto surprisingly selected Terrence Ross at No. 8, the Pistons had their man.