Sunday, May 25, 2008

Speights Likely Staying in Draft

According to Dave Curtis of the Orlando Sentinel, Florida sophomore big man Marreese Speights is leaning towards keeping his name in the NBA Draft and not returning to the Gators for his junior season. "I’d say that I’m more confident of staying in than when I first made the decision," Speights said. "Right now, I’d say it’s about 70/30." Speights announced his intentions last month to enter the draft, but did not sign with an agent. He told Curtis that he has considering signing with one recently, but has not done it yet. Speights, who averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season, is projected by most mock drafts to be selected in the middle of the first round.

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