Former Texas Longhorn Corey Joseph reflects on NBA draft process and timing at San Antonio Spurs

The Texas Longhorns likely won’t select a player in this year’s NBA draft, despite having three former players selected last time around.

The fact that the last nine Longhorns drafted since 2011 are all 6-foot-7 or taller is a testament to Texas’ track record of developing high-quality players in the frontcourt.

But after being drafted 29th overall in 2011, the last guard to hear his name didn’t have to be far from Austin. Former Texas linebacker Corey Joseph had to drive south on I-35 for an hour and a half. The San Antonio Spurs drafted him.


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