Kentucky's Liggins, Texas' Joseph Staying in Draft

Kentucky junior DeAndre Liggins will join teammate Brandon Knight in the 2011 NBA Draft.

“Staying in the draft,” Liggins said Sunday evening by text.

DraftExpress.com has Liggins going No. 53 overall, No. 23 in the second round, to the Orlando Magic.

The 6-foot-6 Liggins, who averaged 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season, excelled Saturday at the NBA Combine at the Nets’ facility.

“DeAndre Liggins played point guard and I thought looked real good,” one Division 1 assistant coach who was in attendance said by text.

Kentucky coach John Calipari compared Liggins to Memphis Grizzlies forward Tony Allen.

“(Allen) has transformed the Grizzlies,” Calipari told the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy last month. “Everybody is looking at DeAndre Liggins, that he could guard multiple positions. He’s athletic, tough, comes up with balls — all the stuff they want in that position.”

TEXAS’ JOSEPH REMAINING IN DRAFT

Texas freshman Cory Joseph is also leaving school after one season.

“He’s staying in the draft,” said a source with direct knowledge.

A second source confirmed the news as well.

The consensus among NBA executives was that Joseph stood out at Saturday’s NBA Combine at the Nets facility in East Rutherford, N.J.

Speaking to the New York Post Saturday, Joseph described himself as “a guy who will try to do whatever it takes to win, whether it’s taking a charge, passing distributing the ball, knocking down open threes. People describe me as someone who works hard gets out there and is able to shoot.”

The 6-3 Joseph averaged 10.4 points and 3.0 assists last season.

He will join Texas frosh and fellow Canadian Tristan Thompson and Texas sophomore Jordan Hamilton in the draft.

Since 2007, Texas coach Rick Barnes has now lost four freshman to the draft, including Kevin Durant, and Avery Bradley last season.

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96 comments
justin m
justin m

Christian..  Two good stories in a row.  you're on fire kid.

jethrono9
jethrono9

seems like it dried up so nite all

erika
erika

Best of luck to Micheal and the Generals!....I hope Cappy doesn't put him on the 4th line and resign a solid vet like Bruno Gervais to help him along!

jethrono9
jethrono9

@erika that would be a travesty if he even thinks of doing that he should be fired asap

puckdad99
puckdad99

@jethrono9 @puckdad99 

Sometimes just refreshing the page works. 

How great it is that we have this state-of-the-art website. Almost as cutting edge as the ObamaCare website.

dimaio34
dimaio34

Dal colle is the real thing. Not sure if he makes team next year but he's gonna be awesome. So is hosang. So I've been thinking I think we need to add a top 4 d man. I like phanuef but there's a huge ticket with that. I like Daley but I got this idea. Boston is in huge cap trouble snd might go into a rebuild of sorts. What about chara?? He's only got 3 years left. It goes 7-7-4 million. Could that work. Put him with hammer. Bring back big Z. give me your thoughts. Also like Barrett jackman. Listen I'm not sold on dehaan. I think we gotta get bigger on the back end. If non one likes this idea I guess we can always call gordie lane!!!!

jethrono9
jethrono9

What is actually a'crime' is that JT has been on the Isles for 6 years already, and to use a summer metafor, has barely dipped his toe in the PO  waters, so therefore this team needs to make the POs again next season and advance to the 2nd round at least, before he is eligible for AARP benefits, Snow needs , no, better have a team beneficial summer no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Joe Lazzaro
Joe Lazzaro

@jethrono9  Yeah kinda why some players agents and parents don't let them go to teams that are run terribly...eli manning...and san diego...eric Lindros..If I had been Tavares parent I would of sat him down and been like..listen kid...if you are willing to play for the isles you will significantly decrease your chance of playing in the cup finals one day. period.

puckdad99
puckdad99

@Joe Lazzaro @jethrono9 

The way the system works, the top draft picks go to the worst teams. Those teams usually don't turn around in just a couple of years. So it's pretty normal that the top young talent get stuck being on a poor team for awhile. Not forever, but for awhile.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@Joe Lazzaro @jethrono9 Good point, i just hope he doesnt out of some kind of loyalty miss his chance to raise the Cup it doesnt come along very often.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@puckdad99 @Joe Lazzaro @jethrono9

case in point, The Oilers, they have had great picks over the past few years, but as of  the present they still suck, so it could be management, same as our team.

dkdk
dkdk

Jep ... Posted basically the same thing at the same time ... Lol

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk nor did it take the Isles once bossy signed and they got goring it goes back to a great coach our beloved Al Arbour

dkdk
dkdk

You give a Ferrari to a 15 year old with no clue how to drive and you have a problem. You give the same car to Jeff Gordon and no problem.

puckdad99
puckdad99

@jethrono9 @puckdad99 @dkdk 

BTW, can you see my post below that's marked "Pending"? It starts off "Kane had Toews . . ."

I don't know why the heck it's pending.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@puckdad99 @jethrono9 @dkdk i believe you are correct, i just dont remember all the details of it though, but we know charles is cheap, or should i say frugal?  lol

jethrono9
jethrono9

@puckdad99 @jethrono9 @dkdk

haha no puck i did log back on way after you posted that to me on an earlier thread no i will be at my daughters and will not be able to watch the game

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@puckdad99 @jethrono9  Because your posts are crap.  No great loss. It's not like we're not getting to see Einstein's work or a great Obama draft.  Morons.

tpjm
tpjm

@jethrono9 @puckdad99 It's better if we don't see it. Your moronic posts get put in pending when you post 10 million times a day like puckdadmoron because you have no life.  No great loss. You bring nothing to the table anyway ya dumbass repub.  Obama rules!! 

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@puckdad99 @jethrono9 @dkdk Your moronic posts get put in pending when you post 10 million times a day because you have no life.  No great loss. You bring nothing to the table anyway ya dumbass repub/Wang hater.  Obama rules!! Wang rules!!  tpjm rules!!!

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@jethrono9 @puckdad99 @dkdk Charles B Wang spent money on NYI even though he lost it every year because of corrupt LI repubs.  Wang isn't frugal you moron.  He spent for Yahin/Peca/Osgood/DP etc.  Moron.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@tpjm @jethrono9 @puckdad99

and what do you bring you hermaphrodite? nothing but Bklyns bullshyte, and your love of a SB owner, go slit your wrist, you are taking up a valuable spot for another relevent human being.

dkdk
dkdk

Hey

Jep .... I'll get back to you around 11pm on Friday! If stamkos is smiling I will be good, lol.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@tpjm @jethrono9 @puckdad99 @dkdk  

He lost money because he did not have the smarts to get a GM who knew what the hell to do in their job competitively, or successfully, Maloney, and Milbury  are both half wits, neither have done anything memorable in their capacity as the GM of this team,nor had the capability to put competive teams on the ice, and that is a main reason that Wang may have lost money, if he had hire intelligent hockey people he may not have lost as much as you people state in here, nor do I believe the amount that has been posted, if so he is a moron, just like YOU.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@rmbbanned2 @jethrono9 @puckdad99 @dkdk


Just cant help yourself can you? You belittle yourself with your nit picking, why not stop? Why do you feel compelled to point out each and any mistake made by anyone in here? So very childish, even when it is proven you are wrong, you will still keep it up just to save face i assume, grow up rm

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@jethrono9 @puckdad99 @dkdk

so the scouting is now the problem. really?

I liked the Crosby point- "super analogy..

Your forgetting history- probably because it works for you in this case.

2006 pick #2 overall Jordan Staal

2005 pick#1 overall Sid

2004 pick #2 overall Geno

2003 pick#1 overall MAF

2002 Pick#5 Ryan Whitey.


That is Oiler-esque awful..


Sid is a generational player, who was drafted after Geno, and prior to Staal.


Generational player bookend by the #2 overall picks..


you wrote" i just dont remember all the details of it though"


No, you clearly don't know many, or any of the details..


tpjm
tpjm

LOL@jethrono9 @tpjm @puckdad99 @dkdk If jethrono9 was any dumber he'd be tag.  NYI could've sold out every game at the dumpiseum and they would've lost money due to the crippling lease from corrupt repubs.  It had nothing to do with who was GM.  You're a clueless fool............who can't ignore me.  BWAHAHA.

Where's puckdad to scold you child?

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@jethrono9  Obama rules!  Now that you've been shown what a bunch of LOSERS that repubs are you claim to not be one after constantly saying you were. LOL Obama bailed out and saved the USA and the economy after repubs destroyed it.   Just like Wang saved NYI after corrupt repubs destroyed it. 


You couldn't ignore me if you tried.  I'm right again.

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@jethrono9 @tpjm @puckdad99 HELLO BROOKLYN!  GOODBYE REDNECK!  WITHOUT BROOKLYN THEN NYI LEAVES NY!  WITHOUT WANG THEN NYI LEAVES NY!  SEEMS YOU'RE TOO CLUELESS TO KNOW THE TRUTH! dumbass repub.

donjohnson
donjohnson

@tpjm @jethrono9 Its hard to ignore your dumb ass when you sit online trolling ALL damn night into the morning when most people are out working.  Then again we don't even need to be here, your stupid ass will keep on going regardless.  This is all the food your troll ass gets from me.

tpjm
tpjm

LOL@donjohnson @tpjm @jethrono9  They couldn't ignore me and the truth if they tried.  LI is full of heroin addicts as it's an epidemic there. And they have no hockey team.  BROOKLYN does. Go join the LI drug addicts and LI criminals and hockey teamless LOSERS, you'd fit right in.  Night time is the right time!  I prove I'm right as always.  Nobody can ignore the truth no matter the time of day, morning or night!   LOL

dkdk
dkdk

It depends on the org. If you have a solid org and a good coach it can turn quick. It didn't take Crosby, doughty, Kane/toews long. It takes JT and Edmonton long for a reason.