By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The NBA draft will call the Prudential Center home again this June.
The NBA announced the location of the 2012 draft this morning. The draft will take place on June 28th in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center.
This is the second straight year that the NBA draft has taken place at the Prudential Center. Before this, it used to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Before last year, the last time the NBA draft took place in New Jersey was in 1996. That year, the draft was held at the Continential Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ.
“Since the opening of the Prudential Center in 2007, Newark has established itself as an all-American sports city and a premier center for basketball,” said Newark mayor Cory A. Booker. “Newark has hosted the New Jersey Nets, Seton Hall Pirates, the WNBA Liberty, last year’s March Madness and now, for the second year in a row, we will welcome the excitement and energy of the NBA Draft. The world is recognizing that ‘Newark’s got game!'”