According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, Georgia Tech freshman Thaddeus Young is leaning towards staying in the NBA Draft. "Right now, I want to play in the NBA,” Young said. Young also told ESPN.com that he was mentally and physically ready to play in the NBA, but he wants some sort of guarantee that he will be selected. Young, who averaged 14.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season, is projected as a late lottery to mid-first round pick.
Georgia Tech point guard Javaris Crittenton will remain in the 2007 NBA Draft. The freshman is projected as a mid-first round pick, and based his decision in part on the week crop of point guard prospects.
Any serious discussions concerning the 2007 NBA draft must begin with talk of the fabulous freshman class entered in it. In all, eight NCAA freshmen have thrown their hats into the ring for this year's draft, which is not an overwhelming number. However, the talent level of some of these frosh is what sets this year's draft class apart.
NBA Draft: Thaddeus Young
Matt Winkeljohn of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about Georgia Tech’s freshmen Javaris Crittenton and Thaddeus Young preparing for the NBA Draft. Both players declared for the draft, but neither hired an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Yellow Jackets. Young is projected to go anywhere from the lottery to the late first-round. “Who wouldn’t go if they’re a lottery pick?” said Young. On the other hand, Crittenton is ranked #3 among point guards, and many think he might stay in the draft because of the lack of point guards. “That’s almost like being scared of who’s coming out next year, and I’ve never been scared of anybody in my life," he said. "That is not a factor at all."
NBA Draft: Javaris Crittenton
According to Eyewitness News Everywhere, Georgia Tech freshman forward Thaddeus Young is expected to declare for the NBA Draft. Young’s father, Felton Young, said that his son would not sign with an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Yellow Jackets. He wants to see Young move up in the first-round before he officially leaves school. Young averaged 14.4 points and 4.9 rebounds this past season.
Countdown to Selection Sunday can legitimately be made in hours at this point. Less than a week to the start of the tournament. Less than a few months before we start previewing the 2007-08 season..
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: How does Tommy Amaker still have his job? Michigan's loss to Ohio State today means they'll be back in the NIT once again. Maybe they should just call it the Michigan Invitational Tournament at this point..
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