Monday, April 11, 2005

Hoops: Jarrett Jack

I didn't catch the interview tonight on FSN, but Jarrett Jack did say that he was 50/50 as to whether he was going to declare for the draft and that a decision would be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Here's my take.....

1. I fully expect Jack to enter his name into the draft so he can workout for teams.

2. I expect him NOT to sign with an agent

3. The longer this gets stretched out, the better the chances are that he stays.

4. I think the odds he stays are much less than 50/50 and Jack is being kind. He recently told the AJC that he is in a no-lose situation, which is great. But I peg the odds at more like 25%.

5. Lastly, I want you to think about the type of person Jarrett Jack is. When Paul Hewitt asked Jack what he thought about Will Bynum becoming a Yellow Jacket, his answer was - "if you think it will help us win, then let's get him here". We are talking about a kid who could have been a threat to Jack's position. I will always respect that about Jack. He was not about playing time, or TV exposure. He was about the team and about winning. I worry about the PG position next season if Jack leaves, Buck transfers and Austin Jackson only plays beesball. However, if we keep bringing in kids like JJack, the team will be just fine.