Potentially one of these teams is gonna get me #NBADRAFT #WeAllFromAfrica
Vine: Joel Embiid prior to the lottery
The future of the NBA.... here at the 2014 #NBADraftLottery
The NBA Draft Lottery revealed Tuesday that the Cavaliers will pick No. 1, the Bucks No. 2 and the Sixers No. 3. Wiggins and Embiid have long been considered locks to fall somewhere in the top three with Duke’s Jabari Parker.
“It’s competition, but it’s friendly competition. We both have love for each other,” Wiggins said, referring to himself and Jayhawk teammate Embiid on the live lottery telecast on ESPN.
“If I don’t go No. 1, I hope he goes No. 1. We’re all just a family here. We both hope to get No. 1 pick. Hopefully wherever we go we do a lot of damage wherever we are at and have a successful career,” Wiggins added.
ESPN’s Chad Ford tweeted on Tuesday that the 6-foot-8 Wiggins “is odds on favorite to go No. 1 to Cavs.” ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, in somewhat of a surprise, has the Cavs taking Parker, the Bucks Embiid and the Sixers Wiggins.
…The live lottery show had a Jayhawk flavor. Embiid and Wiggins were the only two players interviewed. Also, former KU forward Markieff Morris, who attended with twin teammate Marcus, was the Phoenix Suns’ representative, and former KU guard Milt Newton was the representative of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
…Wiggins appeared on NBA.com’s “Off the Court” show with Rick Fox on Tuesday.
“Something that prepared me for this moment is Kansas because they really treat the basketball players, the basketball team like celebrities out there,” Wiggins said. “They show a lot of love and support toward them. I did so many interviews in Kansas, a lot of autograph signing. We always were on the big stage in Kansas. I think that will prepare me for times like this,” Wiggins added.
All Cavs need is a big ... Hmmm one BIG African comes to mind @JoelEmbiid
Hearing Parker isn't really in play for Cleveland. Will come down to Wiggins or Embiid. 50/50 right now. Embiid will do a 1 on 0 workout.
Gotta think this bodes well for Jabari Parker's chances of going No. 1 overall.
Milwaukee may be in a tough spot. Arn Tellem may not let Embiid work out for Bucks -- Do you take him at No. 2 w/o all medical info?
So the Cavs could have back-to-back Canadian No. 1s W/ Wiggins and Bennett to go with Kyrie and Tristan, who is also Canadian.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are targeting former Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft, according to the ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.
Kansas center Joel Embiid, who missed part of his one season with the Jayhawks because of a back injury, says it's no longer an issue for him.
Embiid, along with Creighton's Doug McDermott and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, were together on Sirius XM Radio Tuesday afternoon.
Embiid, who did not attend last week's Chicago pre-draft combine, sounds optimistic that his back injury will not be a factor.
"My back is 100 percent; no pain, nothing," Embiid told the station. "I just been working out just trying to get back in shape."
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CBS is reporting that Damontre Harris will not return to Florida next season.
Pac-12 university presidents have sent a letter to their colleagues at the other four major football conferences calling for sweeping changes to the NCAA model and autonomy for those leagues.
A copy of the letter was obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday night. It was sent last week to the other 53 university presidents in the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC.
Spurred in part by Northwestern football players' move to unionize, the Pac-12 presidents outlined a 10-point plan for reform that includes many proposals commissioners have been advocating for several years, including a stipend for athletes. The NCAA is working on a new governance structure that will allow the five wealthiest conferences to make some rules without the support of smaller Division I schools.
"We acknowledge the core objectives could prove to be expensive and controversial, but the risks of inaction or moving too slowly are far greater," the letter reads. "The time for tinkering with the rules and making small adjustments is over."
Among the proposals included in the letter:
-- Permit institutions to make scholarship awards up to the full cost of attendance.
-- Provide reasonable ongoing medical or insurance assistance for student-athletes who suffer an incapacitating injury in competition or practice. Continue efforts to reduce the incidence of disabling injury.
-- Guarantee scholarships for enough time to complete a bachelor's degree, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.
-- Further strengthen the Academic Progress Rate requirements for postseason play.
-- Address the "one and done" phenomenon in men's basketball. If the NBA and its players' association are unable to agree on raising the age limit for players, consider restoring the freshman ineligibility rule in men's basketball.
-- Liberalize rules limiting the ability of student-athletes to transfer between institutions.
Pac-12 presidents are asking for a response to the proposed reforms by June 4.
April 9: NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee Application Deadline
April 14: NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee Response Deadline
April 15: NCAA Early Entry “Withdrawal” Deadline
April 27: NBA Draft Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 pm ET)
May 2: NBA Draft Early Entry Candidates Released – Underclassmen Contact Permitted
May 14-18: NBA Draft Combine (Chicago)
May 20: NBA Draft Lottery
June 16: NBA Draft Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 pm ET)
June 26: 2014 NBA Draft
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Virginia’s basketball program has reached scholarship capacity for next season with the addition of guard Darius Thompson, a transfer from Tennessee.
…With eight scholarship players returning from last season’s ACC champions and five newcomers, Virginia has the NCAA-maximum 13 athletes on grant.
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WITH THE ADOPTION OF RWG-14-1, the legislation governing all-star games was eliminated. Consequently there is no longer a two game limit for prospects, so in this scenario it would be permissible for Slam to participate in all three games.
This piece of legislation is effective August 1, 2013, so it will apply to all prospects that enroll at your institution on or after that date.
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