this may be of some local interest
Xavier Simpson #3
Fred Wright-Jones #14
Jon Teske #15
Ibi Watson #23
Austin Davis #51
3 year deal, 18 M
So a big-time recruit selects Arizona, but now says he's not going to collge, he wants to go pro somewhere (this says Australia is likely) before heading into NBA draft.
I think this is GREAT and wish ALL of the one-and-doners do this. Let college be for guys who want to "play school," and stay 3-4 years. The NBA's 1-year rule is a joke, and is ONLY meant to save the NBA from themselves (read: bad draft picks like Kwame Brown). Plenty of other sports have kids to who pro at 18 or younger -- tennis, soccer, hockey, baseball, etc. Why should basketball be different? Because the NBA has been burned by its poor scouts and management and the inability to really determine good quality in a high school player, that's why.
Fine. If kids can't go straight to NBA, let them go earn a paycheck somewhere else legitmiately, instead of being paid under the table by bagmen and AAU guys.
I would love the day that Calipari has no 5-stars to recruit because they are all playing in Turkey or Spain or Italy or China. That will make college ball a LOT better.
Per multiple reports
Pistons should make a run at him, right??
Trey is probably feeling better now, than the last time he trending on twitter
Per multiple outlets, 3* SG Brad Davison was offered today. He's had a bit of a breakout summer on the very competitive EYBL circuit. averaging 17 pts and 4.3 assists. Most sites have him pegged at 6'3" or 6'4" (looks about 6'1" in most of the highlights though). Wisconsin is in hot pursuit, as is Stanford, Northwestern, Butler, and Dayton.
Looks like he'd be a 2-guard to start given his excellent shooting ability, and I'd assume they'd try to have him slide over as a backup PG at some point. Highlights below.
Let the Trevor Cooney comparisons begin.