ESPN's Doug Gottlieb wrote a 2012 NBA Draft Big Board, ranking two Connecticut Huskies among his top five NBA draft prospects.
"Just scraping the surface of his potential, but already an animal on defense with all the makings of a stud big man," Gottlieb described Drummond, who is averaging 9.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.
UConn wing Jeremy Lamb was ranked fifth by Gottlieb, one spot behind Kentucky's Anthony Davis. The 6-5 Lamb, averaging 19.3 points and 4.5 rebounds to date, has become one of the purest scorers in college basketball one year after playing the role of Kemba Walker's top sidekick.
"Silky smooth 1/2/3-type player, who continues to elevate his game. He needs to work on his body for the rigors of the NBA, but his overall game is tailor-made for the League," Gottlieb wrote about Lamb.