Sunday, April 18, 2004

Hoops recruiting

Looks like UNC recruit JR Smith will be heading to the draft - cutting that awesome class in half, since J.Curry was busted for drug dealing and lost his 'ship.

The Capital Classic was played last night. Here are the results:

- Dwight Howard gets the MVP, scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 boards, along with 6 blocks
- Al Jefferson scored 17 and grabbed 10 boards - expect him to announce for the draft in the next week or so.
- Our own Jarrett Jack was in attendence, along with M.Jordan, Lebron, T-Owens, Red Auerbach, Chris Paul,
- I cannot find how Ra'Sean Dickey performed - have not found a box score.

Re-cap here.

Meanwhile, Jeremis Smith was the biggest star at the Pittsburg Hoops Classic, showing off his ability to throw-down. From this article - "The high-flying Smith, who has signed with Georgia Tech, was on the receiving end of many of those passes, scoring 19 points and throwing down an array of impressive dunks."

Here's more on other players considering leaving early.

GT isn't the only school struggling with terrible NCAA rules on what defines a "graduate". UK is even worse (story here).