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2012 NBA Draft: Trio Of Colorado Alums Aim For Pro Careers

NBA gurus may know of G Carlon Brown, a graduating senior from the Colorado Buffaloes who has NBA potential and could be selected in the second round of Thursday night's 2012 NBA Draft. But Brown is not the only graduating senior from Colorado looking to play pro ball.

According to BuffZone.com, Australian G Nate Tomlinson and American F Austin Dufault have pro ambitions as well. Tomlinson has agreed to terms with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia and will continue his development in the National Basketball League. And though he is departing Colorado, he is not leaving empty-handed:

"Playing at CU helped me a lot," Tomlinson said. "I've played with and against a lot of good athletes going back to my freshman year. Then also adjusting to a new coach and a new system pretty much got me prepared for anything."

Dufault, meanwhile, is exploring options in both Europe and China -- and has even received a pitch or two from Tomlinson to join him in the NBL.

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