Roundup: Gordon to Orlando; Barbour stepping down
Congrats to all nine Pac-12 players selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft. The headliner of the evening was former Arizona forward Aaron Gordon going fourth overall to the Orlando Magic, and he wore a suit that was befitting of his new home. San Jose salutes you, Aaron.
Cal announced that AD Sandy Barbour will step down from her position and will transition into a new role at the university effective July 15. Also, this is pretty incredible: Former Cal track star Alysia Montano ran the 800 meters 34 weeks pregnant at the U.S. track and field championships.
Many people thought that Zach LaVine was upset that he was selected by Minnesota judging by his initial reaction, but LaVine said he was just overcome with emotion (as Dime Magazine puts it) and is excited to play for the T-Wolves.
Wanna know why Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers selected C.J. Wilcox in the first round at 28? I’ll let Clips Nation take it from here.
Spencer Dinwiddie fell a little bit, dropping to 38 to Detroit. That said, the folks in Motor City have to be happy with the selection, and Pistons GM Jeff Bower says that Dinwiddie is a first-round talent.
Taken 45th overall by the Charlotte Hornets (best uniforms in the NBA), Dwight Powell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Unfortunately for fans of the Feared Fork, Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski did not get drafted. Very likely they’ll be on a Summer League roster, however, which could in turn lead to a training camp invite and roster spot.
Though he didn’t get drafted, Connor Letourneau lets us know that former Oregon State forward Eric Moreland made a lot of “top undrafted” lists. Like the ASU boys, Moreland will almost certainly be on a Summer League team.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports puts together a nice feature on Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. He thinks that this coming year’s crop of quarterbacks is the best the Pac-12 has had in a decade.
Evan Budrovich of Conquest Chronicles discusses USC’s Leonard Williams and Nelson Agholor, saying they can both be first rounders in 2015.
Pac-12 Football Media Days are less than a month away, and you should know that Dres Anderson and Nate Orchard will represent the Utah Utes at the media days.
Former Washington State men’s basketball commit Tramaine Isabell will play at Missouri.