Two Wildcats drafted

Arizona saw both its eligible players drafted on Thursday, with one of them certainly coming out disappointed.

Arizona saw both its eligible players drafted on Thursday, with one of them certainly coming out disappointed.

The lottery saw Jordan Hill go to the Knicks with the eighth pick overall. Hill is expected to contribute right away due in large part to the fact that he is already the most capable big man on the roster.

A rumor emerged that he would go to Minnesota for Ricky Rubio, but sources say that rumor is currently unfounded.

Hill started his career off at Arizona as a project and ends it as one of the better players in Wildcat history.

Budinger, on the other hand, had somewhat of an opposite career. He started his career at Arizona very highly regarded and ends it as a player that will fight for a spot on a NBA roster.

The same questions about his toughness that surrounded him in college seemed to doom him a bit in the NBA, as he fell to the middle of the second round and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. Later, he was traded to Houston in a move that screams future trade.

You almost have to feel bad for Budinger, although he has the skill set to succeed. It will be interesting to see what his mentality is as he enters the next level.

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