2012 NBA Draft: 6 Late-Round Gems to Keep an Eye on

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2012 NBA Draft: 6 Late-Round Gems to Keep an Eye on
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The 2012 NBA Draft class is looking like it will be the deepest class since the 2003 class, which featured LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.

This draft class will be full of underclassmen like Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes and Perry Jones, who will most likely be the players selected in the lottery portion of the first round.

With all the freshman and sophomores set to enter the draft early, it’s easy to forget about how many good juniors and seniors will be available in the draft late in the first round and also in the second.

When these players come into the NBA, especially the ones who played in major conferences, they are usually better prepared to play right away because they’ve gained so much experience already.

They are often vocal leaders as well since that is the role most upperclassmen take on in their final year with their respective teams.

Here are six gems who will be available late in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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