... running through my head.
-How about a Lance Stephenson update. It seems as though Stephenson's NBA Draft stock has risen lately, just like Mick Cronin predicted would happen when he began working out in front of potential employers.
like the Sporting News' Mike Decourcy, has written he's hearing buzz that
Stephenson might edge his way into the first round - the promised land of
guaranteed contracts and plenty of riches. Others, like NBAdraft.net, think
Stephenson is still a second-round selection (this web site's most recent mock
draft has him going at No. 34 overall to
But it seems pretty clear that Stephenson is in a better position now than he was when he declared that he would leave UC and enter the NBA Draft. According to an article written by Adam Zagoria of SNY.com, Stephenson's trainer, a guy named Andrew Moore, said Stephenson is improving steadily.
been a pleasure,"
But there's no denying Stephenson's talent, and though I think he'll still fall to the second round, it wouldn't be shocking to see him taken in the first.
"I like being the underdog," he told hoopsworld.com http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=16268. "Having everybody doubting me and saying, 'Oh, he's not ready," I just want to show everybody different."
you didn't hear - and I'm sure you probably didn't - a couple of former
Bearcats football players were selected in the UFL draft Wednesday night.
Antonio Chapman - who was on the Bengals roster last year - was taken by
those guys. I have admiration for former college standouts who don't give up on
their dreams, no matter how minor league their current situation is. I admire
Ben Mauk and Terrill Byrd and Dominick Goodman for playing in that indoor
football league. I'll admire Young if he takes that spot in
The money is minimal, but the exposure can lead to dreams that come true. Ask Kurt Warner about that.
-It's impressive the way Butch Jones (or somebody playing the role of Butch Jones) has taken to Twitter. It's the wave of the present, and it's something that can be used to great effect. A coach has to want to do it, though, for it to be effective. The best local one I've seen lately is Xavier basketball coach Chris Mack's feed. But Jones isn't too far behind.