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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Worst. Decision. Ever.

I see here that Duke's Shavlik Randolph has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft. Yep, you read that right. Randolph has averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in his career at Duke. Though highly touted coming out of high school, Randolph's college career to date has been less than stellar.

Instead of returning to a team that will be a preseason Top 5 pick and will have a legitimate shot at a National Championship, Randolph enters the NBA Draft where it isn't a stretch to think he might not be drafted at all. Either someone is giving this kid some really bad information or he's been sipping too much of Grandma's cough syrup.

I wish this kid all the success in the world, but this one makes me shake my head in disbelief. Maybe he just thought his last name was Redick.


Blogger James Young said...

Could be right, but shouldn't you have saved that title for today's Kelo decision from the Supremes?

2:16 PM

Blogger Addison said...

"shouldn't you have saved that title for today's Kelo decision from the Supremes?"

Well, there's eminent domain, and then there's the important stuff, like basketball...

6:58 PM

Blogger James Young said...

Well, OK. That you're a basketball fan who can use "eminent domain" in a sentence does you credit. ;-)

7:27 PM

Blogger Milbarge said...

I think he must have gotten the message that he wasn't going to be getting much playing time next year. Also, he says that NBA folks have been telling him he has potential as a wing player (his natural position), as opposed to the power forward spot Duke has had him play. I saw an interview where he candidly says he realizes he might not get drafted, so it seems like he's making the best of limited options.

10:26 PM


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