Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/10/12
DALLAS -- The three members of the Dallas Mavericks' 2012 NBA Draft class are definitely a diverse group. One, first-round pick Jared Cunningham, is an early-entry player from Oregon State who is from the hoops-rich area of Oakland, California, an area which also produced former Mavs point guard Jason Kidd among others. Another, second-rounder Jae Crowder, has bounced around a bit, playing at two different junior colleges, including one highly successful year at Howard JC in Big Spring before finishing his college career at Marquette. And the final member of the class, Bernard James, spent six years in the U.S. Air Force before starring collegiately at Florida State his final two seasons. In short, it's a group with plenty of upside. "Well, we're just proud and happy to welcome the newest Mavericks to the Metroplex and looking forward to working with these young men in the future," Mavericks General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson said at a press confe...
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