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2012 NBA Draft Results: Tony Wroten Selected By Memphis Grizzlies With 25th Pick

Some folks within the industry once believed Washington Huskies guard Tony Wroten was destined for the lottery at the 2012 NBA Draft, but a lack of position and questions about his ability to be a good teammate dropped his stock. Wroten ended up being taken by Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th in the first round round.

Wroten, a 6'6 freshman guard, played both point guard and shooting guard last season. He scored 16.7 points-per-game, brought down five rebounds and dished out 3.6 assists on average for a Washington team that made a deep run in the NIT. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year over some serious competition.

The biggest concern over Wroten's game is his ability to shoot the ball. He made 44.3% of his field goal attempts, although a lot of that came from layups and close-range floaters. Wroten shot 16% from behind the 3-point arc, and many have concerns over his shooing mechanics.

There's no denying that Wroten has some talent, but he'll need to improve his offensive arsenal if he hopes to become anything more than a role player in the NBA.

For more on Wroten and the Grizzlies be sure to check out Straight Outta Vacouver. For more on the Washington Huskies head over to UW Dawg Pound.

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