Monday, June 15, 2009

Report: Wake's Teague to stay in draft

Wake Forest point guard Jeff Teague will stay in the NBA Draft, the Indianapolis Star reported today.

"I'm in 100 percent," he told the paper after working out with the Indiana Pacers.

Teague averaged 18.8 points and 3.5 assists a game as a sophomore; his decision means the Deacons lose their top two scorers (forward James Johnson had already opted to stay in the draft).

Underclassmen have until 5 p.m. today to withdraw their names.\

-- Robbi Pickeral


Will said...

Back to the drawing board Wake.

Anonymous said...

It really is unfortunate, the both of the soon to be draftees could have used some more time to refine their game. Also, it would have been quite a run next year with them still in the line up. Wake will be back, they always are.

Anonymous said...

Will...not necessarily.
We still have aminu, who while unpolished is a special talent. And we have the biggest team in the country, with 4 guys either 6'10'' or taller.
However, it's guard play that wins in college ball so I doubt we make a good run, but we should compete.
The one thing we will miss most is a consistant outside shooter, and that will I'm sure cost us a few ball games.

MichaelProcton said...

Height isn't everything. I'm sure Duke will trade you Zoubek for Ish Smith straight up.

Anonymous said...

Poor Wake. They never seem able to get it done.

In anything except for that one lucky football year in a very weak ACC.

What a joke.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:34,

I admire your Demon Deacon spirit but you summed it up with your analysis of guard play. A point guard that can't shoot and inexperienced shooting guards usually equal lots of close game losses.

Anonymous said...

Well he must have did great in the workouts and combine, judging by the last couple months of the season, he didn't come through for them when they needed it. He would have certainly been a top five pick if he had stayed another year. I think he will be a Brendan Wright.