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Old 04-01-2011, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Update on 2011 Draft Status of Players

Good news for Rap fans. Chad Ford from ESPN is a pretty good source for Draft information. It looks like Kyrie Irving is leaning towards the draft. However, Barnes is still on fence. His coach Roy Williams say he'll be drafted between 5 and 11. No way Barnes drops that low especially from this year's weak draft. Maybe Roy wants Barnes back especially with the recruiting class from Duke. Hello Mr. Rivers.

"We should be getting updates soon from a number of the top underclassmen. Sources say Kyrie Irving is leaning strongly toward declaring for the NBA Draft and should be making an announcement soon. Ditto for Baylor’s Perry Jones, UConn’s Kemba Walker and Kentucky’s Terrence Jones. Sources say that a number of other prospects including Alec Burks, Jordan Hamilton, Scotty Hopson, Kawhi Leonard, Mason Plumlee, Jeff Taylor, Trey Thompkins and Klay Thompson are very likely to enter as well. UNC’s Harrison Barnes continues to be on the fence however. He recently had his exit interview with head coach Roy Williams. In the interview Williams told Barnes that he would go somewhere between No. 5 and 11 in the draft, according to a source familiar with the discussion. I think Barnes will go higher — likely in the Top 3. The bigger question will be whether Barnes wants to return to a loaded UNC team next year to try to win a championship. Arizona’s Derrick Williams and Kentucky’s Brandon Knight are also wildcards. While both players have explored their draft stock, it’s unclear from sources which way they’re leaning right now."

Chad Ford-ESPN
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