Roundup: Where will Gordon go?
The NBA draft is Thursday night, and there should be plenty of Pac-12ers selected. As such, let’s start the roundup off with a poll: Where will Aaron Gordon be drafted? No. 6 to the Celtics appears to be the spot where most think he’s going as of my vote late Wednesday night (I chose No. 7 to the Lake Show). Wherever he goes, this much is certain: Aaron Gordon is an intriguing forward prospect (much obliged, Fox Sports).
Three Bruins are likely to go in the first round, and SB Nation thinks that one of them, Kyle Anderson, is the most unique player in the NBA draft.
Colorado’s star guard could be a late first-rounder, and NBC Sports reports that Spencer Dinwiddie went pro to get better treatment for his torn ACL. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Dinwiddie is eager for a new start in the NBA.
Washington could also have a first-round dude, and the long wait is nearly over for Washington’s C.J. Wilcox (it’s been a while, Christian Caple). Wilcox opted to return for a fifth year at U-Dub, a decision that is about to pay dividends.
As Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski wait for a phone call, let’s take a look at all of the Arizona State players selected in the NBA draft. Send your thank-you notes to Doug Tammaro and the ASU media relations department for this link.
Here’s an NBA draft profile of Stanford’s Dwight Powell, courtesy of CSN Chicago. Tom Thibodeau loves guys like D-Peezy.
Conventional wisdom says these two guys won’t be hearing their name called on TV Thursday night, but former Oregon State basketball players Roberto Nelson and Eric Moreland are eagerly waiting to hear their fate. Story provided to you by the Corvallis Gazette Times.
While the NBA has a moment in the sun Thursday with its draft, Rob Rang is too busy previewing USC’s 2015 NFL draft prospects. Defensive tackle Leonard Williams could be a top-5 pick, ya know.
Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports thinks Alabama-Oregon would be a dream College Football Playoff matchup. I, too, would love to see that go down in the Final Four. Plenty of Pac-12 teams make Fowler’s dream list (Stanford-Florida State, Stanford-Auburn, UCLA-LSU, Oregon-Florida State). These are first-time matchups, mind you.
Since we’re on the subject of Oregon matchups, Jacob Thorpe takes a look ahead to Washington State football’s game against Oregon in 2014. This will be the Cougs’ fourth contest of the season, and first game in conference.
Utah announced that Eris Winder has joined the Utah men’s basketball team. He was a McDonald’s All-American nominee after his senior year of high school.
It’s been too long since we’ve had a field hockey link, so you should know that Cal field hockey players Monica Marrazzo and Michaela Swenson played at the USA Field Hockey national championships.
And lookie here: The Pac-12 won 10 NCAA titles in 2013-14, the most of any conference this year #leagueism.