Pistons' Andre Drummond somehow doesn't crack ESPN's 50 under 25 list
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Pistons' Andre Drummond somehow doesn't crack ESPN's 50 under 25 list

ESPN complied a list of the top 50 players under 25 years old. It had a pretty notable omission.

Making lists is never easy. Often, someone gets left off and everyone complains.

ESPN.com undertook the bold venture of compiling a list of the top 50 NBA stars under 25 years old. Most of the names on the list are ones even the most casual NBA fans would expect, but one player left off raised some eyebrows.

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Andre Drummond, the 23-year-old No. 9 overall pick in 2012 by the Pistons, was no where to be seen. The 7-foot center made the Eastern Conference All-Star team last year, while also being named to the All-NBA third team.

Was he left off the list intentionally, or just forgotten? Either, way it seems impossible.

Fellow Pistons Tobias Harris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made the cut, and neither of them are at the same level as Drummond. 

Though Drummond hasn't enjoyed the same offensive success this season as last season, mostly due to Reggie Jackson missing the first part of the season, he is still averaging 14.6 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.


While leafing through the names on the list, it appears Drummond should be in the 12-15 range, but a case could be made as high as No. 8.

Few players under 25 have the same resume he possess, and he's still a couple years shy of the cutoff.

Ben Simmons made the list, and he hasn't even played a second yet in the NBA. His future is admittedly bright, but that is all speculation at this point.

Drummond is an established star.


There has been some speculation Detroit is shopping Drummond, possibly clouding his future with the franchise. If that is the case, it is most likely financial, and not a reflection of his sometimes dominant play.

Again, lists can be tricky. It's easy to forget about someone while getting excited about other players. However, it seemed deliberate considering two other Pistons were mentioned.

Heat forward Justice Winslow, who is currently injured, was another notable omission.

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