The 2012 NBA draft has concluded, with one Western New York star hearing his name called in the first round.
St. Bonaventure Senior Andrew Nicholson was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 19th overall pick. The Power forward hails from Mississauga, Ontario and is the second highest scorer in school history.
Syracuse was well represented in the draft, as Guard Dion Waiters went to Cleveland (fourth overall), while Center Fab Melo (22nd Overall) and Power Forward Kris Joseph (51st Overall) got snagged by Boston.
Kentucky’s Anthony Davis was the first overall draft pick, as he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets. His teammate, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, was picked second by the Charlotte Bobcats, followed by Florida freshman Bradley Beal, who landed in Washington with the third overall pick.
Many thought Buffalo’s Mitchell Watt would hear his name called, but that opportunity never came for the Arizona native. However, the senior’s performance with the Bulls could earn him a roster spot with a NBA team as an Undrafted Free Agent.