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Judgment Day Profile: Marquis Teague

Today, we are previewing the decisions of all five of UK’s underclassmen who are set to announce this evening. Last but not least, Marquis Teague… projection:

27th overall pick, Golden State Warriors

Draft Express projection: 

18th overall picks, Dallas Mavericks

ESPN Insider projection: 

25th overall pick, Indiana Pacers

Why he should enter the NBA Draft:

The NBA loves young point guards and the options are limited in this year’s draft.

Why he should return to Kentucky:


He played well in the tournament but a second season under Calipari could bump him up to a lottery pick in 2013.

Chance of a return:


KSR prediction: 

I think Teague was considering a return but the idea of splitting time with Ryan Harrow next season is pushing him to the NBA.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Judgment Day Profile: Marquis Teague

  1. Rixter
    5:18 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I just had dinner with Mike Pratt at Cracker Barrel, and Mike says Teague is 100% coming back. He just couldn’t say that on the air.

  2. Kansas City Cat
    5:24 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Teague is a great example of why sometimes the one and done backfires. Harrow may be great, but at this point who wouldn’t want Teague over Harrow for next year running this team. But he can’t come back and “up” his draft status b/c Harrow is already here. It’s risky b/c what if Teague left and we didn’t have Harrow, but would he really leave if Harrow weren’t here? I’m fine with Teague leaving and Harrow at the point next year. It was just a thought.

  3. Beatle Bum
    5:27 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I am on my way to dinner at the Cracker Barrel with Mike Pratt. I will let you know what he says.

    Harrow, Teague and Goodwin would all get plenty of minutes in the backcourt, should Teague return, but Lamb go pro. Each could get starter’s minutes. Teague and Harrow could play together, ala Bledsoe and Wall. But, I will wait to see what Pratt has to say.

  4. City of Pikeville
    5:29 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Marcus, thanks for bringing th championship back to th bluegrass – it’s rightful home. Also, thank you Mike Pratt for helping to keep th Cracker Barrel in business. I enjoyed our lunch today.

  5. Beatle Bum
    5:30 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The question that should be asked is whether UK will have enough backcourt talent if Lamb AND Teague both enter the draft. Is Beckham or Hood talented enough to back up either? I think Goodwin has Lamb-like PG skills and could back up Harrow in case of foul trouble, but would struggle in the long run if Harrow were injured. But who is the third guard? Darius Mille could fill that role last season. Can Hood give quality minutes at SG or would he be Eloy-lite?

  6. Rixter
    5:32 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I forgot to ask Mike about MKG, make sure you get an update on Gilly.
    Oh, and the fried chicken is excellent tonight.

  7. Marquis Teague
    5:33 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink


  8. lmmfao
    5:38 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    7 Jealous much?

  9. Jealous Much
    5:40 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink


  10. Gannon-BBN
    5:42 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    i hate that last part, push him to the NBA.

  11. insider
    5:46 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    We will be losing at least two asst. Coaches.

  12. dots
    5:47 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    his official facebook is saying he’s gone. take that for what you will, though.

  13. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    5:57 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    lol 1

  14. bow2brow
    6:00 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    7, Don’t be a h8ter!

  15. Nick
    6:01 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Just heard on ESPN…Strickland to go with Larry Brown to SMU.

  16. PleaseReturn
    6:48 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The PG position is stacked this year. Next year, Teague is a shoe in for the lottery because he will only have to compete with Trey Burke from Michigan as best PG of the year.

  17. If the arguement for him leaving is there are not many PG’s in the draft, why is he projected 25-27? A good year at UK would have moved him up close to lottery.