Quick Hits 4/10/09
Draft Declarers – Round 3
- Jeff Teague, guard from Wake Forrest
- DeMar DeRozan, guard from USC
- Taj Gibson, forward from USC
- Daniel Hackett, guard rom USC
- Jrue Holiday, guard from UCLA
- Jordan Hill, forward from Arizona
- Nic Wise, guard from Arizona
- James Harden, guard from ASU
- Jonny Flynn, guard from Syracuse
- Paul Harris, guard from Syracuse
- Eric Devendorf, guard from Syracuse
Rumor has it that DeRozan, Hachett, Holiday, Harris and Devendorf have all hired agents. The Syracuse boys are making a mistake is that pans out. Neither Harris or Devendorf guaranteed to be drafted and the Orange have a great chance at making a run to the Final Four next season if they return with Flynn.
There is a ton of talent in this group, but other than the the players from the PAC-1o (minus Wise), everyone should come back for another year. I understand the desire to leave the craziness of Arizona, and USC is the OJ Mayo/Reggie Bush ”Amatuer” Sports Prep School, so it is natural that the three best players want to jump – they may have a couple years ago.
I have also read that PITT forward and Big East Co-Player of the DeJuan Blair has hired an agent. That is a mistake. There is little chance of him being a first round pick, but I am sure he is being sold on the idea that the media is calling this a “weak draft” and he better strike while he is hot.
Duke Fans Meet John Wall
If Wall signs, Duke would have 3 out of the top 17 draft picks in 2009 classes.
ESPN 2009 Top Recuiring Classes
ESPN was had a list of the top-25 classes coming in next year. It looks to not have adjusted for the coaching moves and recruits de-committing.
A couple highlights.