Evan turner is officially foregoing his senior season and heading to the pros. It was pretty obvious that he was going to make the jump since he is a sure lottery pick. I think that he will excel in the NBA. Xavier's Jordan Crawford is also making the leap to the NBA. There are also rumors that Durrell Summers will declare for the draft. I think if he plays like he does during tournament time then he shouldn't have a problem getting picked up. He is a very athletic guy that can create his own shot. There is also the possibility that Lucas will test the waters, but with his injury and no chance to increase his stock, I think he'll stick around for his senior year.
Turner declares for the draft...Summers next?
After that early season scare he had. Got to get paid while you can.
...and Manny just slipped down 2 more spots on the list
Yup. I totally agree.
Did he get an agent yet?
I hope Manny speaks Russian, Greek, or Yiddish.
There's a former Wolverine on Real Madrid's basketball team, after all
You are absolutely correct. Manny shouldn't even bother watching the NBA draft. Hopefully he will be online streaming the Greek draft and Russian free agent market.
and another 2 more spots... Xavier Henry and Lance Stephenson declared as well. Both are 2 guards projected ahead of Manny.
Turner was pretty much a given to declare anyway. Seeing how much "rentals" have contributed to OSU's success is making me think that they should let high-schoolers go directly into the NBA again.
Turner played three years - I guess Charles Woodson was a "rental" as well.
I think it's a shame Crawford left already. The guy had a great tournament, but it was obvious watching him play he was still pretty raw. Considering he was averaging like 30 a game during the tournament, I would mark that up as impressive.
I feel like he needs another year of seasoning, and I would love watching him again next year.
hasn't hired an agent yet. There is still hope that he'll come back cause he's really "exploring" the NBA draft before making a final decision.
Club Tril has lost it's muse...sad panda.
In other news Sims is playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament tonight. Hopefully he has a good showing. I really liked watching him play and I hope he can make it to the next level. He needs to improve his ball handling to become small forward because he is to small to be a big man.
Here is a good article on him:
attribute your information to umhoops? Come on guy.
The biggest issue is if Summers goes pro that is a spot for Zeigler opening.
Cousins, Wall, Patterson, Bledsoe, and Orton all officiall declared as well.
PRESS RELEASE: Calipari leaves Kentucky to coach Oregon Ducks next season. Contract is reportedly worth "fistfuls of cash" and all the Nike merchandise his players call resell on EBAY.
There is allegedly also clauses in the contract:
1: Requiring him to bring at least two 5-star recruits with him to Eugene
2: allowing him to leave should the program fall under suspicion of NCAA sanctions, and
3: an opt-out clause allowing to leave Oregon after 1 season if a higher paying job becomes available"
From what I've been reading, Summers and Lucas see themselves as a matched pair in the same way as Sims and Harris did/do. If Summers leaves, then chances are Lucas is gone too. If Lucas decides to stick it out another year due to his injury, there's a good chance Summers sticks around to help his buddy and MSU contend for the title next year. I think we want to root for both to stick around if only it improves our chances at landing Ziegler