ESPN college basketball blogger, Eamonn Brennan, released an article in which he graded the decisions by this year’s underclassmen that chose to forgo their remaining college eligibility and move on to bigger and better things (the NBA). He separates the players into five different groups, ranging from those who made no-brainer decisions to those that made decisions that left us wondering if they have brains.
Anywho, Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie fell under his “Brave Juniors (Who Probably Attended Georgia)” Group.
Brennan’s knock on Thompkins is that he could really benefit from playing a full year without injuries so that he can show NBA scouts what he can do when he is at his best.
His comments about Leslie are less flattering, and you definitely get the vibe that Brennan feels as though Travis made a mistake by entering the draft at this point in time.
Either way, what’s done is done and here’s to hoping that both guys get selected in the first round of the draft so that they can get the ever-so-coveted automatic two-year contract.
For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Chad Ford doesn’t have either former Bulldog going in the lottery section of the first round in his most recent “Mock Draft“. However, NBADraft.net has both players going in the first round, with Thompkins being taken 15th and Leslie going 30th.