Once each year, college basketball fans and NBA fans come together. The NBA Draft tonight at Madison Square Garden will be a bizarre one without high school players, given David Stern's new age-limit rule. So it's all college kids and foreigners on tap tonight. The Court Jester, who should be running half of these clubs, matches the needs, availability and foolery to predict tonight's first round.
June 28, 2006
The shooting guard position has good depth with as many as ten players in the position possibly going in the first round. Brandon Roy of Washington will be the first shooting guard selected and Duke's J. J. Redick figures to go in the lottery.
June 25, 2006
The shooting guard position for the 2006 NBA draft has excellent depth, but lacks the imedaite impact players such as recent draftees LeBron James or Dwyane Wade. A solid gorpu of senior wing players has been helped by the addition of underclassmen such as Ronnie Brewer, Shannon Brown Quincy Douby and Guillermo Diaz.
May 17, 2006
N.Y., N.J. and Conn. natives have been named to four of six BCS' all-conference teams (ACC later): Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC with the bulk (logically) in the Big East. UConn's Hilton Armstrong is that league's Defensive Player of the Year and Eric Ferguson is the SEC Sixth Man of the Year.
March 8, 2006
The Connecticut Huskies didn't lose at Villanova Monday night because of a lack of talent. They lost, in part, because they didn't always take advantage of that enormous talent they have on their roster. Of course, the Wildcats' play, especially that of Allan Ray and Kyle Lowry, had a lot to do with the outcome as well.
February 14, 2006
Duke needed a buzzer-beating 40-footer by Sean Dockery to hold off Virginia Tech's upset bid in Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday night. The Blue Devils will face another severe challenge to their unbeaten status and No. 1 ranking when they take on Texas Saturday afternoon in East Rutherford, N.J.
December 5, 2005