Morning Five: 06.25.10 EditionPosted by rtmsf on June 25th, 2010
- Did you catch that NBA Draft last night? We’ll have much more up about the 2010 version in a post later today, but for now we’ll just say that even though we know that college stars cannot always translate to the professional level, it still bothers us to see tremendous collegians like Scottie Reynolds, Omar Samhan, Jon Scheyer and many others left on the outside looking in. Best of luck in wherever your careers take you, fellas; we really enjoyed watching you play.
- Why wait to start projecting for the 2011 NBA Draft, though? DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony lists his top thirty prospects for next year’s draft and it has a particularly Duke and Carolina flavor in it. And Georgia? Yes, Georgia.
- Kansas is putting an end to a rough school year by hiring a new auditor to oversee its athletic department in light of the ticket-scalping scandal they endured earlier this year. Probably a good idea.
- This is intriguing. The NCAA is proposing to make a rule that high school players cannot be offered scholarships until the summer between their junior and senior years. It’s not a bad thought. Coaches could still get wink/nod/secret handshake agreements with players well before that time, but at least from a public standpoint, it would take away some of the insanity with the recruitment of players who are barely old enough to drive (or younger if you’re Billy Gillispie).
- ESPY nominees relating to college hoops: 1) Best game – Duke vs. Butler (odds: 35%); 2) Best Breakthrough Athlete – John Wall, Kentucky (odds: 40%); 3) Best Championship Performance – Anthony Johnson, Montana (odds: 5%); 4) Best Upset: Northern Iowa over Kansas (odds: 75%); 5) Best Coach/Manager: Coach K (odds: 15%); 6) Best Male College Athlete: Evan Turner (odds: 25%) & John Wall (odds: 40%). Get over there and vote.