Rosiak's blog has a few updates, most notably this succinct assessment of Dominic James' NBA draft prospects:
Considering James hasn't yet hired an agent, turned in a subpar performance at the NBA pre-draft camp and has conducted just one abbreviated individual workout for an NBA team, all signs would seem to point to his returning to MU for his junior season.We'll see if Todd's sound logic holds up in the coming days.
In reading Todd's recap, I was struck by the apparent distance that has emerged between Dominic and Tom Crean on the point guard's NBA dreams. There's nary a mention of Crean and James sitting down together to go over the results of the evaluation period. In fact, TC points out that they both spoke with the NBA's Stu Jackson ..... separately. That strikes me as odd, just as it did when TC was nowhere to be found when James announced his intention to test the waters. Crean is a coach who is constantly at the side of his players, counseling and supporting them through big-time decisions like this.
Other notes from Rosiak's blog:
- James will join Matthews and McNeal for the Pan Am Games tryouts later this month (assuming he smartly returns to school);
- Jerry Sichting's assistant coaching slot has not yet been filled;
- Crean will practice the team as a group a few times this summer in preparation for the exhibition trip to Canada in September.