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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tech's Millsap going pro

Minutes ago, Louisiana Tech center Paul Millsap announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft.

“It is my intention to put myself in a position to solidify myself as an early to mid-first-round pick,” Millsap said.

He may be in for a bit of a disappointment. The majority of mock drafts I've seen has him as a late first-round pick to an early second-round pick.

Millsap has made the right decision by declaring his eligibility for the draft. He had little room for growth at Tech and his game needs to be challenged at the next level.

But I don't think he's going to go higher than a late first-round pick.

He's also pursuing an agent which could come back to haunt him. By signing with an agent, that's it. He's a pro and leaves himself no safety nets if things don't work out like he thinks they may.

If he doesn't sign on the dotted line, he can still test the waters and make his final decision by June 18 if he wants to renounce his eligibility. Returning to Tech for his senior season would still be there if he doesn't like the news he's getting from NBA teams.


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