2010 NBA Draft: Will John Wall be the First Kentucky Player Taken? I Don’t Think So

May 4th, 2010 by John Boller Leave a reply »
The second round of the NBA Playoffs is under way and soon, the off-season will begin. Even though there won’t be any LeBron James dunks, Kevin Durant scoring streaks, or Kobe Bryant game-winning shots, this year’s NBA off-season will no doubt bring that same excitement with the draft and a free agent pool filled with future Hall-of-Famers. When June 24, 2010 does arrive, the 2010 Draft Class will be introduced to the world of basketball on its grandest stage—Madison Square Garden. The class will feature a profuse 77 underclassmen, led by the projected overall No. 1 pick John Wall. Calipari’s most recent one-and-done is just one of many underclassmen, and one of many players in the draft, with loads of potential. The New Jersey Nets are the odds on favorite to win the coveted No. 1 overall pick. The Nets finished a league’s worst 12-70, but there is hope in the Nets organization. With Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia’s richest man, holding majority ownership of the franchise, the Nets will have no problem in pursuing expensive players. Prokhorov, a 6'7" basketball fanatic who played as an amateur, won’t settle for having 12 wins a season and ...

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