Friday, April 15, 2011

One And Really Done?

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More Things That Make You Go…Hmmm.

Josh Shelby is going pro.

Who?

Kansas guard Josh Shelby tweeted yesterday that he’s opting into the NBA draft.

Straight up, high school hype aside, this would be like Larry Drew II declaring eligibility for the draft.

Selby, the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2010 according to Rivals.com, had a disappointing season at KU. He missed the first nine games of the season due to a Suits In Indianapolis' suspension. Then he sustained an injury in January that hampered the rest of his season.  In the end, Shelby averaged just 7.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds.

"I want to thank all the ku fans who supported me through everything and all the fans who doubting me. I will miss the the fieldhouse. But it's a new journey in my life now. I will not return to Kansas next year. Making my dream a reality. NBA baby."

Spoken like a true college kid…or Dick Vitale, we aren’t sure which.

Selby, a Baltimore native (should have been a Terp?), is projected to be picked No. 27 overall by draftexpress.com – whoever they are.

Now this can work.  There are guys in the NBA who didn’t have great freshmen college seasons and who are quality NBA players.  According to the hoop blog, The Dagger, Derrick Favors or Avery Bradley are two such good players who accomplished little in college. 

We believe this as we have never heard of either one and thus consulted said Dagger for info on this type of transaction. 

Nobody said being an NBA GM was easy…

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