For the second time in as many years, one of Marquette's best is dipping his toes in the NBA waters. Jerel McNeal put himself through a thorough self-evaluation before declaring, and he discussed that with Todd Rosiak in a blog posted over the weekend.
Still, despite an extraordinary finish to a strong junior season there's not much love for Jerel just yet:
- Andy Katz barely entertains the notion that McNeal will stay in the draft in his rundown on the impact of early entrants.
- ESPN.com's draft board lists McNeal at #73 overall -- out of 100 eligible draft entrants.
- NBADraft.net does not list McNeal in its mock two-round draft.
- Draftexpress.com lists McNeal as the 12th best shooting guard in the draft.
TYSHAWN TAYLOR TO KANSAS
Taylor visited Kansas last week, and came away impressed (um, no kidding). Today Adam Zagoria reports that Taylor committed to KU. No surprise.