OREGON STATE GUARD Jared Cunningham is planning to test the NBA Draft process, ESPN.com's Andy Katz…
Cunningham says he's leaving for NBA Draft
The general thinking in the media and by those in who cover the draft, though, is that Cunningham might not get drafted. The NBA holds a two round draft, and only first rounders have rookie contracts that are guaranteed.
Working against him, this year's NBA draft is considered to be one of the deeper in recent memory.
One Pac-12 beat writer, the Seattle Times' Percy, wondered last month if Cunningham would be the 2012 version of Stanford's Jeremy Green, a first team All Pac-12 pick in 2010-11 who surprised many by leaving early but ended up going undrafted. Green is now with the Erie BayHawks, in the NBA's D-League, (the NBA's official minor league basketball organization) after the Los Angeles D-Fenders waived him back on Jan. 27.
Several mock drafts have Cunningham as either a late second round pick or an undrafted free agent.
Chad Ford of ESPN.com rates Cunningham No. 96 in his top 100 of 2012 NBA prospects.
Cunningham leaves the Beavers ranked 13th on the school's career scoring list with 1,271 points and second in steals with 219. he led the conference for much of the year in scoring before finishing second at 17.9 ppg. The NBA Draft is June 28.
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