Archive - 2009 - Article
By: Josh Cochran and Joel Steiner
Josh Childress made waves in 2008 by leaving a comfortable lifestyle in the NBA for a huge, 3-year $20 million contract in Greece. This summer former Houston Rocket, Von Wafer followed Childress’s footsteps by signing a 2-year $10 million contract with Olympiacos. I had a chance to catch up with them before Olympiacos’ preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night:
A source close to Patrick Mills informed NBADraft.net late Tuesday that Mills will most likely be waived by the Trailblazers this Friday so that they can sign Nigerian and former Spurs defensive standout Ime Udoka.
That means Mills, who is rehabbing in Oakland right now, would become a free agent.
While the sophomore class (2012) only produced 4 one and done players in last year's draft (Evans, DeRozan, Holiday and Mullens) and the class entered college without much hype, it is quickly developing into an extremely deep and talented class. A number of prospects have emerged giving this group a lot of intrigue. Look for this class to represent itself well in the next few (3) drafts with numerous first round picks.
NCAA Sophomore Rankings - Class of 2012
NCAA Freshman Rankings - Class of 2013
A: The WUG was a great experience. I was able to travel over to Serbia and see a different part of the world and be able to compete against talented basketball players from around the world. Representing the USA was an amazing opportunity, as well and hopefully I get the opportunity to represent our country again.
Tim Shea as International Coach and consultant with Ricky's Spanish representation Winnersfactory of Barcelona had contact with the Rubio family before his decision to enter the draft and has a unique, inside perspective on the story.
Here is a Q and A with Tim Shea:
Lets be honest, last years' college basketball season stunk. It was very predictable, lacked excitement, and the absence of star players was evident. And worst of all the NCAA tournament featured a shortage of upsets and close, entertaining games.