Friday, July 1, 2011

2011 NBA Draft contest winner announced


The picks are in, the scores are tallied and we have a winner for the 2011 NBA Draft contest. Before the big reveal, let's break down how everyone did.

There were 491 eligible entries. Contestants seemed to have the toughest time with Josh Selby's draft position.

Contest stats

Average Pick

Marcus Morris: 9.5

Markieff Morris: 16

Selby: 28.5

Mode - The selection contestants picked most often

Marcus: 9 - 218 people thought he would be drafted ninth overall. One projection had him going as high as first overall. Two had him as low as 20th.

Markieff: 16 - picked by 142 people. His highest projection was second overall (by the same person who had Marcus going first — and Selby undrafted). The lowest anybody predicted Markieff going was 48th, followed by 38th.

Selby: 27 - picked by 48 people. Forty-six thought he would be drafted with the 17th pick. Ten predicted he would go undrafted. One entrant had him as high as seventh.

The winner

The winning score was seven. It came down to the second tiebreaker, which was the entrant closest to Selby's draft position. That person, who picked Selby’s draft position exactly right ...

... user nanamarty, Marty Draper! She will receive a $100 Jock’s Nitch gift card from us.

Marty's picks: Marcus Morris 9, Markieff Morris 11, Josh Selby 49

Believe it or not, Draper’s was the seventh-to-last eligible entry we had, slipping in just 20 minutes before our noon deadline on June 23. The seventh-to-last entry with a winning score of seven? Eerie.

So it looks like poring over last-minute draft projection boards paid off this time. Or did it?

Actually, that wasn't Draper’s strategy at all. Turns out she had a little help from a big Josh Selby fan.

"My grandson loves Josh Selby and goes to the KU basketball camps," she said.

The runners up

2) PikesPeakSmitty

Marcus Morris: 8, Markieff Morris: 13, Josh Selby: 50

3) kcfee05

Marcus Morris: 11, Markieff Morris: 14, Josh Selby: 46

Congratulations to the winner, and thanks to everyone for playing.


d_prowess 8 years, 11 months ago

Can we get the rundown of how the staff did? Keegan may have won with his Selby strategy!

nnelson 8 years, 11 months ago

Tom did pretty well. His picks:

Marcus: 9, Markieff: 11, Selby: 42

Score: 14

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Did he pick before, or after the actual draft?

Scott Smetana 8 years, 11 months ago

Damn tiebreaker... no love, no $ for the tie. Marcus should have been 8.

Martin Rosenblum 8 years, 11 months ago

It's not if you win or lose.........

Well, that's obviously not your motto Smitty! :)

WilburNether 8 years, 11 months ago

Selby averaged 27?!? Seriously? That is certainly an indication of how many fanbois who know nothing about basketball are participating here.

mandomax 8 years, 11 months ago

when the contest was announced Selby was getting talked up a lot due to some reported quality workouts. Probably a lot of people believed that more than what they saw during the season.

FoCoCoHawk 8 years, 11 months ago

"Son, here at Kansas, our grandmothers know as much about basketball as the average NBA scout...certainly more than sportswriters. If you want to play D1 ball backed by the greatest fan base extant, we'll find a schollie for you somehow. I guarantee you'll learn some basketball here...and maybe a few things that might help you off the court as well.'

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