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Former UA guard Fogg may find a home in the NBA but isn’t expected to be drafted

The 2012 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday at the Prudential Center in New Jersey and former UA shooting guard Kyle Fogg may be one of the names called.

Fogg is not expected to be one of the 60 names called in Thursday’s event, but could still find an NBA home. Following a senior season in which he averaged a career-high 13.5 points per game and shot at a 44.4 percent clip from three-point range, Fogg was selected to join the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Fogg’s was ineffective in his first game, shooting 2 for 16 from the field, but he made his presence felt in other ways by nabbing eight rebounds and six assists. His defense on Jorge Gutierrez was spectacular. Gutierrez made one shot in five attempts against Fogg and also turned the ball over five times in the game when Fogg was on him.

“He’s somebody who I think can guard some of the best guards in the game,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said in February.

Fogg is undersized for an NBA shooting guard at 6-foot-3-inches, but has a massive 6-foot-10-inch wingspan that allows him to guard both guard positions and even a small forward.

In June, Fogg was invited to a pre-draft workout held by the Golden State Warriors. He was also present for a workout hosted by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fogg also spent time training with former UA assistant coach Mike Dunlap, who recently was named the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Fogg’s career began late at the UA, as he did not join the team in practices until late in summer workouts. Coming out of high school, Fogg was not highly touted, as none of the major recruiting websites ranked him in any of their ranking lists, except for Hoop Scoop, which listed him at the No. 89 player in his graduating class.

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