This came out a few days ago, but it is worth a second look as the NBA Draft gets underway tonight.
Matt Norlander, senior college basketball blogger at CBSSports.com, took a look at draft patterns over the past decade and it is worth noting that the University of Nevada is tied for second in the country with Gonzaga (and behind only Memphis' 10) as the non-BCS school with the most draft picks since 2002. It's interesting to see how many basketball powerhouses Nevada ranks above in terms of number of draft picks in that stretch.
The Wolf Pack has had six men's basketball players taken in the NBA Draft since 2004:
2004 - Kirk Snyder (Utah Jazz, first round, 16th pick overall)
2007 - Nick Fazekas (Dallas Mavericks, second round)
2007 - Ramon Sessions (Milwaukee Bucks, second round)
2008 - JaVale McGee (Washington Wizards, first round, 18th pick overall)
2010 - Luke Babbitt (Minnesota Timberwolves, first round, 16th pick overall)
2010 - Armon Johnson (Portland Trail Blazers, second round)
Even though the Wolf Pack's Olek Czyz and Dario Hunt are probably long shots to be taken in this year's draft, we wish them the best of luck as they pursue careers in professional basketball. It will be interesting to see if Nevada will add to its impressive draft total.