Roundup: Where will they go?
It’s time for the NBA draft, and there are Pac-12 prospects aplenty who should hear their name called on Thursday night. Hoops Habit thinks UCLA’s Kevon Looney is a perfect fit for the Wizards. But with the Wiz having the 19th pick, will Looney still be on the board by then?
Portland Trail Blazers beat writer Joe Freeman (The Oregonian) selected Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for the Blazers at No. 23 in an NBA beat writers mock draft, with beat writers picking for the teams they cover.
Steve Batterson of the Quad City Times (Chasson Randle’s home news outlet) writes that Randle will learn his fate Thursday night. A potential second-round pick, Stanford's all-time leading scorer could be the first Quad-City player selected since Pete Mickael was taken by Dallas in 2000.
Meanwhile, Steve Mims of The Register-Guard writes that Joseph Young awaits his NBA fate. Young has worked himself into first-round consideration, and is almost a lock to be the first Duck drafted since Arsalan Kazemi in 2013.
CSN Bay Area features Delon Wright, who could become the first first-round pick to play at the City College of San Francisco.
Percy Allen of The Seattle Times writes that Robert Upshaw’s stock has fallen as the NBA draft approaches, in large part due to his heart issue that recently got cleared up.
He probably won’t be selected Thursday night, but Jordan Railey worked out for Portland for the second time on Monday. At the very least, he could be a potential Summer League guy for the Blazers.
New Oregon State AD Todd Stansbury talked about his return to Corvallis with Pac-12 Networks' very own Ashley Adamson after his introductory presser Wednesday.
Kevin Gemmell notes that NFL draft guru Mel Kiper is very high on Cody Kessler (and Jared Goff). He has Kessler as the No. 2 senior quarterback in the nation and Goff as the top-ranked underclassman QB in the land.
Take a look at some photos from Arizona State soccer’s trip to Spain this past May, courtesy of The Arizona Republic. Some good news to come after that trip also, as goalkeeper Chandler Morris has decided to return to the team. The to-be redshirt senior already completed her degree and did not practice in the spring. She’ll be playing while working on a double master’s degree and holding down a full-time job. And what have you done with your life lately?
BuffZone’s Annie Mehl features Colorado women’s basketball player Monica Burich, who could have also played volleyball or ran track at the collegiate level.
Jonathan Okanes of Cal Athletics has the story of Cal women’s volleyball libero Maddy Kerr sharing an NBA title with her dad, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.