Tonight’s the first night that former Blue Devil DeMarcus Nelson could be a professional basketball player, as the NBA Draft takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Madison Square Garden in New York. Nelson, a 2008 first-team All-ACC player and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, certainly was not expected to be drafted at this time last year. But after an impressive senior season, a hearty offseason workout regimen and some monstrous combine numbers, he’s put himself in the position to be a potential second-round pick.
NBADraft.net has pegged Nelson as the 60th and final pick in its mock draft, while DraftExpress has him going undrafted–which wouldn’t be the worst thing for the California native, as he could then pick to sign with a certain team that fit his rugged playing style.
We’ll keep you updated on DMarc’s draft status, but in the meantime, where do you think Nelson should be drafted? Where would you like to see him play?
–by Ben Cohen