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May 30, 2006

Three First Rounders?

Can the Spartans actually have three players taken in the first round of the NBA draft?

As unlikely as it may seem (considering they brought zero championships to East Lansing), its certainly beginning to look that way.

I'll admit that I thought Shannon Brown would find the draft waters a little too rough and that he'd be back at MSU for another season. But all reports from the workouts he's participated in are saying he's been phenominal.  Physically, Shannon is blessed with an NBA body and he's got the skill potential and athleticism to make it a likelyhood that some team will take a chance on him late in the first round. If this is truly the case, then I say hire an agent and pick out the perfect pen to ink a three-year guaranteed contract.

It's also been reported that Maurice Ager has been very impressive in workouts, displaying his NBA-caliber marksmenship. At the very least, Mo can make an NBA career as a sharp-shooter. The other upside to Ager is that he's an amazing athlete (despite what Rick Majerus says). Ager can jump out of the gym, he's got good quickness and unlimited range. Three reason's he'll go in the first round.

I haven't heard or read much from the Paul Davis workouts, but name me an NBA team that couldn't use an offensively skilled 6-11 power forward who shoots 80 percent from the free throw line. I believe Davis will drafted the highest of the three.

The "experts" are all over the board with their thoughts on the Spartans draft chances and its pretty much always a crapshoot as far as predicting these things. Guess we'll have to wait until June 28 to find out.


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