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History of Centers: NCAA seniors drafted in the 2nd round

I wanted to write this fan post to temper expectation that some of the fine posters at Posting and Toasting have about JORTS and JJ. I want to clarify I support both 110% and wish they become juggernauts; however, I understand this most likely will not happen.

Some things that I have read or heard about these guys:

JORTS is going to be the steal of the draft.

JJ has the potential to be a top 10 center.

JORTS compared himself to Rodman and Perkins.

History is against these guys. Since 2000, here is a list of NCAA Seniors drafted in the 2nd round:

2000 - Jake Voskuhl, Jabari Smith, Dan McClintock

2001 - Eric Chenowith, Loren Woods, Ken Johnson, Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje, Alvin Jones

2002 - Dan Gadzuric, Jason Jennings

2003 - Jackson Vroman

2005 - Robert Whaley

2006 - Paul Davis, Ryan Hollins

2007 - Aaron Gray, Hebert Hill

2008 - DeVon Hardin, Sasha Kaun

2009 - Goran Suton

2010 - Dexter Pittman, Jerome Jordan, Hamady N'Diaye

Dan Gadzuric is probably the only center who put up some good numbers in his first 3 years then fell off for the rest of his career.

History suggests that at best JORTS and JJ might be at Garzuric's level.

Regardless, nothing is impossible and anyone can break a "mold." I will continue to support both. I appreciate JORTS' attitude and understand he had a crappy situation in college and he played through it like a trooper. If anyone can break this mold I think JORTS is that possibility.

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