Pac-12 represented well last night in the NBA Draft ’12, with the U. of Washington tandem Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten Jr. going at 8 and 25, respectively. Both have been putting in work this past season, and it is just a testament to Wroten Jr.’s incredible potential that the freshman got picked 25th by the Grizzlies to back up Conley in the fall. Not to mention, Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham, who’s had an outstanding career at OSU, got picked up by the Mavericks 24th. This brought the 14 year drought the Beavers have had without a player getting drafted to an end.
Wroten on his experience of the NBA Draft — “I was looking on Twitter, and I saw somebody saying that I was going to Memphis. I thought that was just a prediction, but then I got that text and it was surreal. I heard my name called and it was crazy. I was just speechless. I told myself I wasn’t going to cry, but being a Memphis Grizzly was a dream come true, so I just broke down.”