The 2012 NBA draft lottery is taking place this Wednesday night, and the way the ping pong balls fall will determine where the lottery teams select in this year's draft.
The top end of this year's class is stacked after a number of freshman and sophomore studs decided to forgo their college eligibility in favor of pursuing their NBA dream. This means that the lottery portion of the draft will feature many familiar names of college stars—your Anthony Davis' and Harrison Barnes' of the world.
That being said there are always plenty of familiar and unfamiliar names that sneak into the lottery consideration because a team fell in love with a particular player’s athletic potential or they’re reaching to fill a particular roster need.
So, here are seven surprising names you could hear called in the lottery portion of the draft this June.