Saturday, June 26, 2010

Draft Days

The past couple of days in the sports world have featured drafts from 2 different leagues, each with a local impact (obviously). On the NBA front, the Celtics took former Texas guard Avery Bradley in the first round, and former Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody in the second round. Bradley, who only spent 1 year with Texas before turning pro, averaged 11.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and only 1.5 turnovers per game with the Longhorns. He is considered one of the best defenders in this years draft class, and will most likely spend his time for the first couple of years backing up Rondo. The rap on this kid is that he can spot up shoot but cannot create his own shot through isolation or anything like that. The kid can clearly play though, as he was named ESPN's high school player of the year and the top prospect in the country his senior year in high school. Our guess is he will see minimal time backing up Rondo and perhaps as a back up shooting guard as well. Nothing superb, but he could develop into a good role player down the road. In the second round, the Celts took token white guy Luke Harangody. We are all pretty sure the only reason he was drafted is so we can have another white guy on the bench to keep the Irishmen happy...kidding. Kind of. Harangody averaged 22 points as a senior with the Irish, which is promising as the Celts need a big guy who can score. Unfortunately, Harangody is pretty undersized for a big guy - listed at 6-6 without shoes on. He also served as a bit of an offensive black hole on many Irish possessions, taking forced shots. On the upside, the kid loves to rebound and dive for loose balls, and hopefully can provide energy off the bench just like Big Baby has for the past couple years.

On to the NHL, where the Bruins had the second overall pick last night and took future All-Star Tyler Seguin. Seguin, who many considered to be a potential number 1 pick along with Taylor Hall, tied Hall for most points in the OHL this past season with 106. Seguin is touted for his versatility, as he can play both wing and center well. Seguin was also named the top North American draft prospect coming into the 2010 draft, so fuck you Oilers, Hall sucks. Also Seguin is 18 years old...I got a year on the kid and haven't done shit with my life...damn.

Another player taken in the first round is incoming BU freshman and Weymouth product Charlie Coyle. Coyle was taken by San Jose with the 28th pick in the draft, which kept in line with many predictions that he would be taken in the late first round. Coyle is the most recent in a line of BU players taken in the first round, following players such as Colin Wilson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Whitney and Rick DiPietro. All of us here would like to congratulate Charlie on being drafted, and we are all greatly anticipating his impact in the coming years at BU...

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