Before entering the University of Connecticut for his freshman, and only season, Andre Drummond had the physical size and athletic ability to be considered by many NBA observers as worthy of the top overall pick. After a lackluster season with the Huskies revealed a monster athlete in need of developing his basketball skills, Drummond moved down the draft board.
He didn't fall too far, though, as the Detroit Pistons made Drummond a lottery pick, selecting the big man with the ninth pick in the NBA Draft. Both the Pistons and Drummond appear extremely happy the draft played out the way it did, as Drummond can now join another young big man in Greg Monroe to create matchup problems for other teams in the Eastern Conference, where centers are scarce.
According to his post-draft comments, Drummond knows he landed in a good situation.
"All I know is I'm walking into a brotherhood right now, and I'm walking into a great family," Drummond said during a teleconference with assembled media. "I know the coaching staff and the organization is amazing. I'm going to grow as a player and a person.
"I know the fans are great out there, so I just can't wait to walk into this great situation."
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