Can Da’Sean Butler be Mr. Clutch in the NBA?

bob huggins dasean butler

By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

When last we saw West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler, it was in one of the most heart-wrenching and iconic moments of the 2010 college basketball Final Four. As he lay on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor clutching his severely injured leg, his controversial coach Bob Huggins hovered over.

Huggie Bear comforted his player, in an extremely close fashion that almost resembled how closely I would like to comfort Megan Fox, if she were lying on the floor, and asked me to pleasantly reassure her.

The Huggins-Butler moment was even immortalized in 2010’s “One Shining Moment.” But what’s next for Butler in the NBA? Will his teammate Devin Ebanks be selected ahead of him?

Will the torn ACL hurt his NBA draft stock?

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Duke vs. West Virginia: the “Varsity Game” tonight

DICKIE V. DUKE

By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- It’s easy to look at the seedings, #1 vs. #2, and think that this game is the “varsity contest” (the fact that it’s the primetime, and not the early game only intensifies this idea) and Butler-Michigan State the J.V., but don’t make that mistake.

What has this tournament been if not unpredictable? As Disco Stu from “The Simpsons” once said, “If these trends continue…” we’ll end up with more underdog winners.

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2010 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round 3-17-10

By: David Kay

The NBA Draft class of 2010 will start to sort itself out during the next couple of weeks as college underclassmen decide whether or not to enter the draft.  Here is David Kay’s latest mock draft with team needs taken into consideration.  Click on the players name for a full scouting report.  Click here for David’s 2011 NBA mock draft,
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Big East Tournament NBA Draft Stock Report

By: David Kay

The Big East Tournament is played on the biggest basketball stage in the world; Madison Square Garden.  Plenty of scouts flock to MSG every March for the BET and with every game televised, the exposure for future NBA hopefuls is heightened more so than any other time of the year (minus maybe the NCAA Tournament.)  Here is a look at which players helped and hurt their stock with their performances at the BET.
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