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Andre Drummond in mix for No. 1 pick

Updated: August 29, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
By Chad Ford

For the past several months there have been two odds-on favorites for the prize of the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA draft -- Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis and North Carolina sophomore Harrison Barnes.

Over the course of the past few months a new name -- Connecticut prep star Andre Drummond -- has emerged as another potential No. 1 pick.

Drummond, who committed to play at UConn on Friday, may have the most star potential of any player in the draft. Currently he's ranked No. 3 on our 2012 Big Board, but his physical profile and talent screams No. 1 pick.

For starters, he's got ideal NBA size for a big man. He's 6-foot-10, has a massive 7-foot-5 wingspan and already has the bulk (currently listed at 275) to play in the middle.

Drummond also possesses explosive athleticism and quickness for a big man. He gets up and down the court well, attacks the rim and pops off the floor quickly. Pair his size and athleticism together, and you have the makings of an elite NBA prospect.

But he's more than just a big athlete.

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