Spurs to meet with Andre Drummond of Connecticut

By Quixem Ramirez

Mar 7, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies center Andre Drummond (12) drives through West Virginia Mountaineers forward Dominique Rutledge (1) during the second half of the second round at the Big East Tournament held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

University of Connecticut center Andre Drummond, slotted as early as sixth and as late as 10th in a couple prominent NBA mock drafts, was asked about what teams outside the top five he was interested in talking to.

Drummond said he’d be interested in talking to the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio relinquished their 2012 first-rounder in the Richard Jefferson trade, leaving them with the No. 59 overall pick in the draft. If the Spurs were to hypothetically trade up to acquire Drummond it would represent a huge risk. Drummond is lauded for his athleticism and length but his fatal flaw is his work ethic, a pretty important facet of a successful player in Gregg Popovich’s system. He’s drawn some comparisons to Dwight Howard and Kwame Brown, two very different players.

His scouting video (per Draft Express) is below.

Update. The Spurs also looked at Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine according to Jeff Garcia of Project Spurs.