Players rise and fall on and before draft day, no matter what the draft is. There were many talented players who were overlooked and fell out of the lottery in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Some of those players will be steals for the teams that got them, while others will turn out to be busts that everyone else is glad they avoided. Either way, each of these young men will be intriguing to watch as they begin their NBA career.
Here are five players who were overlooked and picked outside the lottery, despite having lottery-caliber talent.