Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Harris going pro?

Paul Harris came to Syracuse with a lot of potential, and he had a solid freshman season. He showed he was an outstanding rebounder. His defense at times was stellar, and other times he looked lost. On offense, he demonstrated he had no jump shot of any form, and a tendacy to run like a bull through a China shop when he saw a lane to the hoop. When he didn't have the ball in his hands, he looked like he struggled where to go on the court. He still had enough talent to score, despite these obvious short comings.

So why do I mention this? Because ESPN's Chad Ford has Harris listed at 50/50 about going in the NBA draft this spring.

I don't have any idea what Ford's source is, whether he has talked to anyone or if he's just flat out speculating (I'm guessing the latter).

I personally find it inconceivable that Harris would even contemplate going professional at this point, unless he has pressing financial concerns that need immediate address.

Normally I don't like to post speculative articles, but considering that ESPN is a major media outlet, and Ford's opinion is completely in contrast with my own, I thought it was interesting to share.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ford says that he gathered his info from NBA execs, scouts, and individuals close to the players, FWIW. He has a major qualifier at the top of his 'story' :

"For the most part, information received at this time of year is fairly unreliable."