Former Saint Mary’s basketball standout, Patrick (Patty) Mills, has long made his intentions clear of being part of the 2009 NBA Draft. He will find out Thursday what city he will begin his pro career in.
Mills is ranked by many scouts and analysts as one of the top five to ten point guards in the draft. He is expected to be drafted in either the late first round or early second round, somewhere between the 20th and 40th picks.
If Mills is picked late in the first round, he could join a team that is ready to compete for a championship in the upcoming season, whereas being picked early in the second round would likely put him on a team in rebuilding mode, which could earn him more playing time.