Lachlan McLean of SportsTalk 84 really did his research last night and compared Jodie Meeks to the last 9 NBA players drafted at #41. Now, it should be noted than Lachlan was never a fan of Jodie going to the draft, but if these stats show anything, he may have had a point (guys in bold NO LONGER in NBA):
2000: Chris Carawell: Duke (Never played in NBA)
2001: Jamison Brewer: Auburn (Played 4 years in NBA, averaged 1.6 PPG)
2002: Ronald Murray: Shaw (Has played for 6 NBA teams in 7 seasons)
2003: Willie Green: Detroit (Playing in NBA, averaged 10.5 PPG last 2 seasons)
2004: David Young: North Carolina Central (Never played in NBA)
2005: Roko Ukic: Croatia (Averaged 4.2 PPG in 1 NBA season)
2006: James Augustine: Illinois (Played in 29 games in 2 NBA seasons)
2007: Chris Richard: Florida (Averaged 1.9 PPG in 1 NBA season)
2008: Nathan Jawai: Austrailia (Averaged .3 PPG last season)
1. Yesterday, I crushed Jason Whitlock, but I gotta give it to the fat man, he wrote a very reasonable article about the image of Steve McNair, and how fans shouldn’t use the word “Hero” when describing McNair. It’s a well thought out article, and clearly somebody else wrote it and Whitlock put his name on it.
2. Looks like Coach K will remain Team USA’s coach through the next Olympics in 2012. I guess for once, we have to back Coach K on this one. He did win the gold and deserves to coach that team until they don’t win the gold. But, it really hurts me to say that.
3. Oh No. Politicians are getting involved in college football, which has disaster written all over it. In this case, the man at the front is Orrin Hatch from Utah, who is trying to end the BCS. Now, while I think we can all agree that the BCS is a sham and needs to be eliminated, don’t politicians have bigger concerns in this country than college football? I guess if the BCS is ended because of this, then great, but it really tells me where priorities lie in Washington.
4. Soccer would be better if people fell off cliffs like cycling