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2012 NBA Draft: Local Players Kevin Jones And Ashton Gibbs Shut Out

When the NBA Draft concluded, all of the local players from area colleges were left on the outside looking in.

For a player like Pitt's Ashton Gibbs, it wasn't a huge surprise that he wasn't selected. Gibbs had failed to show up in nearly every mock draft. He was a fringe draft player last season after an outstanding year, so when he struggled through a mediocre one as a senior, it really comes as little surprise that his stock fell.

But for West Virginia's Kevin Jones, the night was surely a disappointment. Jones was projected as at least a second round pick by most mock drafts and to not be taken at all had to be a bit of a surprise.

Still, both players will have a chance now as undrafted free agents and can catch on with a team's summer league roster.

For more on the draft and where the two might end up, stay tuned to this Storystream. You can also follow Pitt basketball at SB Nation Pitt blog Cardiac Hill and West Virginia hoops at The Smoking Musket.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.