clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

A.J. Hammons Drafted #46 Overall by Dallas Mavericks

Hammons is now off to the NBA after being drafted in the 2nd round.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Hammons has now seen his dreams come true. His name was just called in the 2016 NBA Draft

By now we all know the story. AJ was a four year player that grew from a "disinterested" freshman into an NBA caliber big man. Here is what we said about him in our draft profile on him:

Concerning his NBA fate, however, we must look at his senior season, and it was a great individual one. The games where he was a ghost (and he had those early in his career) went away, and there were times where he was completely an utterly dominant on both ends of the floor. That is where he will have value in the NBA. He has the size and post moves to be an old school center, but he is a next level rim protector. Basically, Purdue's deficiencies on the perimeter could be erased defensively because of Hammons. He is a natural shot blocker that swatted everything within five feet of the rim. In fact, there were a few times where he courted a triple-double this season in points-rebounds-blocks.

It was a long wait for AJ, and an even longer one tonight, but his time has come. Do well, big man. We're cheering for you.

BOILER UP! Former @boilerball A.J. Hammons is selected with the No. 46 pick. Here's a look at your pick, @dallasmavs.

A video posted by Big Ten Network (@bigtennetwork) on