Three Syracuse basketball players drafted in the NBA Draft
Posted at: 06/28/2012 6:05 PM | Updated at: 06/29/2012 10:18 AM
The NBA Draft got underway Thursday night and three Syracuse players were drafted.
Syracuse’s Dion Waiters went to the Cleveland Cavaliers with the fourth selection. Waiters averaged 12.6 points a game as a sophomore last season despite not starting a single contest.
The Boston Celtics took Syracuse center Fab Melo with the 22nd pick. Melo averaged 7.8 points per game, five rebounds and shot 57% from the field. In the second round, with the 51st overall pick, the Celtics took Syracuse forward Kris Joseph. Joseph averaged 13.4 points per game as a senior for SU.
The only SU senior not drafted was Scoop Jardine.