Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

NBA Draft Rumors for April 24, 2012

Quincy Miller; Credits Getty Images

Baylor forward Quincy Miller, the Big 12’s Co-Freshman of the Year, will enter the 2012 NBA Draft, school officials announced Tuesday. The announcement came two weeks after Miller, a Chicago native, initially expressed plans to return for his sophomore season. In a statement issued by the school, Baylor coach Scott Drew said Miller had a change of heart after coaches and family members “were able to gather more information and Quincy was able to reflect on his decision.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Nemanja Nedovic (192-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) submitted his name to this year’s NBA Draft. The Serbian hot prospect was named Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Most Improved Player of the Year -11. Eurobasket.com

Blueprint for Change

By Joseph Kolodziej

Striking another blow against the NBA, professional sports and personal motives in general, “Metta World Peace,” otherwise known as Ron Artest, administered a vicious elbow to James Harden in their showdown recently which he denied was intentional.  “World Peace” said the elbow was just an inadvertent product of a celebratory outburst with absolutely no malicious intent. 

2012 NBA Mock Draft

Anthony Davis; Credit Getty Images

By C.E. Peterson

1. Charlotte Anthony Davis 6’10 220 lbs Freshman Kentucky

Þ     The consensus first overall pick, Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bobcats organization are praying for the first pick to come to Charlotte. Jordan may get another chance at the first pick and let’s hope it turns out better than it did the last time. (See –Kwame Brown)
2. WashingtonMichael Kidd-Gilchrist 6’7” 220 lbs Freshman Kentucky

Þ    The workhorse that is Michael Kidd-Gillchrist is also the youngest player to enter the draft, this year and will give the Wizards an immediate upgrade in toughness and someone to  run the fast break alongside, John Wall.

The Pack is Back

Credit Getty Images

By Nick Carpenito 

After years of torment, it appears the NC State basketball program has returned as a force in the ACC. The Wolfpack made a great tournament run this year, upsetting San Diego State and Georgetown in the first two rounds. They eventually fell by only three to the soon to be National Champion runners-up Kansas Jayhawks. That recent success and the return of star forward C.J. Leslie are giving the Wolfpack-faithful a lot of hope going into next season. 

Change Of Heart: Quincy Miller To Declare For The NBA Draft

Quincy Miller; Credits Getty Images

By Chris Ramirez

Waco, TX  – Baylor freshman Quincy Miller will declare for the 2012 NBA Draft, head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday. Miller had announced his intention to remain at the university two weeks earlier at a non-conference baseball game at Baylor Ballpark but the 2012 Big 12 Co-Freshman of the year had a change of heart.

“Baylor coach Scott Drew said in a statement, “In the days following his initial announcement to return to Baylor for his sophomore season,”we were able to gather more information and Quincy was able to reflect on his decision with his family.,