Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott M

2 Gophers opt for NBA

8 posts in this topic

"There were certainly a couple of surprise names on this year's list that was released by the NBA on Thursday.

That's because the same list that included Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, Corey Brewer and Mike Conley Jr. also included Gophers seniors-to-be Dan Coleman and Spencer Tollackson.

That's not a misprint.

Tollackson and Coleman were among the 83 players -- 58 college players and 25 international players --who are officially early-entry candidates for the June 28 draft."

A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! WOW, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. THESE GUYS COULDN'T PLAY IN THE WNBA. Dan "Charmin Soft" Coleman and Spencer "Dumb Fouls and Efense because I don't have any D" Tollackson in the NBA? That'll be the day. I guess even Kevin Burleson tried a few years back and he's in the D League. Who knows, maybe they could make the CBA.

BTW both players are expected to withdraw their names and neither is hiring an agent.

They might get their names out there but they aren't going anywhere. It would take a monster of a senior season to generate any interest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

reminds me of when iowas jess settles and chris kingsbury declared. i think selles is kingsburys shift manager at pizza hut now grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One word: DUMB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The reason these guys did this is becuase Tubby Smith encourages seniors to declare themselves for the draft to help get their names out there for the next year after their senior season when they will actually be in the draft. Doing this helps teams get to know the players, as well the players are able to workout in tryouts with NBA teams which is a great development tool. The players get feed back on what skills they need to work on and it helps motivate them for a great senior year since they got a small taste of the what the NBA is. After they go through the workouts they just simply pull themselves out of the draft and go back to school like normal.

Sounds like a good coaching strategy to me, nothing DUMB about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only place these guys have a remote chance of playing is europe. They both basically suck, plain and simple. If I were them I would be concentrating on the books!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they are concentrating on having the best Senior year possible. Not just so they can go to the NBA but also so they can help the Gophers get back to respectability. And going through some NBA workouts can only help their skills grow so what the harm?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd never heard of that strategy before, that does actually make sense. If too many guys start doing it you'd think they'd cut it off, but then again I suppose the league likes to get an early opportunity to try them out themselves. I still think they have no NBA futures, but if it will help them be better college players, & that's their intent, it's not a bad plan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are low level Euro League players at best right now. But maybe getting a taste of the next level will help develop their talent and give them some extra motivation to get better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • loadmaster
      I think stoney point is good for wheelers only.  Tried horseshoe bay and followed the pressure ridge and could not find a place to cross.  Went back to Whipholt which had a good landing and went toward stoney point  Had to cross a small pressure ridge by the Island.  Once crossed, all the way to stoney  with no problem  fishing was SLOW, tried the deepest part of the Paris Trench all the way to 24ft. thinking of one last trip this weekend
    • eyeguy 54
      fun area !    Flickr Album
    • osok
         Thanks for the update, I completely understand why you choose to post this here instead of a different thread. I haven't been on the ice in WEEKS now, might be retiring the ice gear for the season and waiting for open water pannie season...Or the big lake. 
    • erikwells
      Hey monstermoose Im in princeton or by Longsiding.  I think I have a decent spot as the farmer says he sees them out there a lot.  Never found a better scout than a farmer.  Just havent hunted turkey much.  I appreciate the generous offer and the advice. Looking forward to watching my boys get the turkey fever.  Last year I would have hit you up for those spots as we did some sitting in blind to watch the sun come up. Thanks all for the advice and helping a new turkey hunter out.
    • ANYFISH2
      Know a guy that is out there today.  Unfortunately he is not fishing as he got hung up a breaker this morning.     The main sheet sounds like it is fairing well.  They have been accessing the lake from Whipholt and driving across.  Long drive.  Not sure about other accesses.